Making Your Own Dinnerware
Can't find the right set of dishes or that perfect gift? Make your own! Even a beginner will have success with this ceramic craft project.
YOU WILL NEED:
Ceramics in green ware
Glazes (We used Gare in Vanilla Spice, Willow & Gare Bumpy Doodles in White)
HOW TO DO IT:
Clean plate by removing any seams caused by the mold.
Lightly wash with a soft sponge.
Apply Vanilla Spice glaze using 3 to 4 coats. Allow drying time in between coats. Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Note: When applying glaze keep the brush strokes in the same direction, do not crosshatch.
Let the last coat dry thoroughly.
Trace or draw on pattern.
Following manufactures instructions, use the white Bumpy Doodle bottle and outline the pattern. Allow to dry.
Note: Do not let the tip of the bottle touch the piece.
Using a small brush, apply one coat of willow to the inside the Bumpy Doodle out line. Allow to dry.
Apply a second coat to one side of each leaf. The second coat of Willow will slightly darken that section of the leaf.
Editors Note: Check in your area to locate a ceramic studio to fire your pieces, or a specialty store such as Petroglyphs to create this type of project.