Ceramic Painting Basics

  • Wipe your piece down with a damp sponge


  • You can use a pencil to draw on a design, just make sure it is nice and light and it will burn off in the kiln!


  • You need to paint 3 – 4 coats of each colour to have a solid colour, once fired.
    BUT be careful! More than 5 coats don’t fire   well, so make sure you keep count.    

    Alternatively only paint 2 coats for a watercolour effect


  • We recommend painting lightest colours first OR the background colour


  • You don’t need to paint your item white, anything left unpainted will be white once fired