Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Primitive Ceramic Salt & Pepper Shaker

Hi everyone! Since I posted last I've been really busy in my studio making the Primitive Kitchen Canisters, and more! It's quit the process from start to finish, (which I already knew), but is so worth it in the long run. 

If you know me at all, or have been following me for a while, you know that my favorite paints are acrylics. But, since I started making ceramics several years ago, I've really wanted to paint them using ceramic paints & glazes because when I paint them with the acrylics it takes too long and there are so many steps to take.  I really want to cut down on the time it takes to make them. 

So I made a Salt Shaker painted in ceramic paints and glazes and wanted to show you some photos of what they look like painted in both types of paints, acrylic & ceramic paints and glazes. 

These were painted in acrylic paints on the outside and then stained. Then sealed with a matte sealer. 
They have clear ceramic glaze on the inside so their food safe.

This one was painted with the ceramic paints, and a mocha crackle glaze on the outside. (You can't see the mocha crackle glaze to well in the photo, so I posted a close up photo below.) The inside has clear ceramic glaze so they're food safe.

 Here I'm showing you a close up photo so that you can see the crackle glaze. 

This close up shows what the tops look like. The photo shows them being lighter than they actually are. I'd say they are actually a shade darker than the photo, and the crackle can be well seen from a distance. 

I will be shading around the tops and bottoms with another layer because I don't like how this one looks for as far as shading goes. 
So what do you think? Do you like these? Do you have any suggestions, or opinions?
 I'd love to hear your feedback!
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I plan on making a complete kitchen set in this primitive design which will include the following functional kitchen pieces:
Primitive Kitchen Canisters  (Set of 3 or 4)
Primitive Salt & Pepper Shaker Set
Primitive Spoon Rest
Primitive Utensil Holder
Primitive Soap Dispenser
Primitive Sponge Holder
Primitive Grease Pot
Primitive Butter Churn
Primitive Butter Dish
Primitive Cream & Sugar Dish Set
Primitive Wax Warmer (Maybe)

I will start painting Canisters and such starting 4/25/2016. If you don't like them painted in the ceramic paints and glazes let me know and I'd be happy to paint them in acrylics for you. The price of those will be a little higher than the one's done in ceramic paints and glazes, but I'm happy to do them for you. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, April 4, 2016

My New Pottery Studio!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! 
I've been exremely busy around here!
A couple weeks ago I had a garage sale and I was able to get rid of 95% of the things that were occupying my shelving, that I needed to use for my pottery.
 My husband and I cleaned the garage and I'm all organized and I've already begun making my pottery!  
Here's some photos of my new pottery studio.
It's nothing fancy, but at least I have a clean organized space to work. 

 As you can see from the photo above, I've been pouring, trimming and cleaning pottery to get them ready for the kiln.
I will be firing my first load this week, and I'm pretty excited!
 Today I'm testing & experimenting with colors. 
I've been doing a lot of thinking about the pottery I'm going to be making and will have some surprises in store!

A note about purchasing from me:
 I will be selling everything I offer through this blog.
I will have PayPal buttons below each product.
You'll be able to purchase via PayPal, or by Credit Card through PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account to use this option). 
There will be drop down choices that may include color options, Quantity options, etc.
If you have any questions about any of the products I offer please feel free to contact me via email located at the top of this page. Or you may phone me at 253-678-4621.
As of right now I'm not sure if I will offer my products on a website or an Etsy store, as it's too time consuming.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today!
Thank you for stopping by!


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