Everything you will need (paints, brushes, palettes, pencils, stamps, sponges, stencils etc) is provided and our friendly staff will be on hand to help you get started. Choose your colours - remember to check our colour guides as the glazing and firing process brightens up the colour of the paint you apply (see our FAQ). One coat of paint with a brush is fairly thin and almost translucent – you can still see the white of the bisque through. If you want a nice rich colour it is preferable to build up thinner layers of paint - apply one coat and let it dry, then a second coat and let it dry and then a third. Dark colours will cover light colours but light won't cover dark.
For small children it often works well to give them the light colours first and then the darks (avoid the very dark ones like black, dark green and brown) if you want the light colours to show! For little ones it also works quite well to have a brush per colour to avoid having to keep washing brushes and introducing lots of water which weakens the colour. This also means you are more likely to get distinct colours on the finished ceramic rather than it ending up in varying shades of brown!
Our pale pink shown on our colour wheel plates, This Lil' Piggy, has been replaced by Cotton Candy.
Got paint on your clothes? Ceramic paints (glazes) are washable and will not stain clothes; they will wash out without pre-soaking.