I love sharing ways to make pottery painting easy, and with these top tricks it can make even the beginners look like total pros! Not everyone feels comfortable putting paint on things (except for anyone under the age of 5, for some reason they find it really easy!) so this can help you get started.
If you're in the studio this summer and it's your first time painting Dawn and I will more than likely suggest one or all of these methods. The best part is that you can easily mix and match to find the perfect pattern that suits your style! And there are endless variations, I still haven't experimented with them all. Not long after we first opened I was visiting a friend in Giddy Studios which is pottery painting studio in Dublin and lo and behold saw the most AMAZING teapot... fell instantly in love with it and had no idea how it was done. No surprise, my friend (who was working there at the time) had done it herself and easily explained how to do it.
So part of the magic of Art & Mór and other Paint Your Own Pottery studios around the world is that we share and share alike. If we visit each other we do tend to show off a little and brag about our newly discovered techniques, but we fully expect to pick up a trick or ten whilst we're there too! No single studio has EVERYTHING but we sure do like to share!
Today I'm sticking with my Top 5 Tips for Painting Patterns on Pottery. Whether you're a season pottery painter or just starting out, these could give you a bit of inspiration!
Special thanks goes out to Audrey Atkinson for inspiring our Top 5 Ways to Make Patterns on Pottery! Audrey's beautiful entry for the Kenmare Chair Challenge "Rose's Chair" can be viewed in the studio and is a gorgeous example of her talent with patterns.