Painting tips

• Give your hands a wash before handling the pottery. Grease or oil from food or hand cream can affect the finish of the glaze.

• Grab some kitchen roll or clean sponge, a tumbler of water, a pencil, your brushes and you're ready to go.

• A pencil is handy to mark out your ideas. Light pencil marks will disappear in the kiln.

• The colours change when fired, becoming deeper and brighter. Check the image of the plate colour chart for reference.

•Please don't use Sharpies, pens, acrylic paints, or other paints- they'll all disappear or cause issues when fired in the kiln.

• One coat is translucent, two coats is more opaque and three coats gives a solid colour. Colours can be mixed.

• The paint is non toxic, and food safe when fired. It washes easily off skin and surfaces, and usually out of textiles, you might want to throw an old tshirt or an apron on just in case.

• Any bits you don't paint will be shiny white when fired. Paint darker colours on top of lighter colours.

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