Pottery Painting With A Baby

Ever wondered whether pottery painting would work with a baby? Well, I've decided to write a post about our painting trip.

Why pottery painting?

I'll start this by saying that I love painting pottery. A few years ago, a friend and I decided to just go and try it. I'd never done it before, but I really wanted to give it a go. I'm not an arty person, but the idea just sounded fun, plus I liked the idea of having something unique in my house, that I had made.

I only had two cats at the time!

Great gifts

I have been pottery painting since and I then decided to make a gift for my husband for his first Father's Day. I was desperate to have something personal for him, from Edith (obviously!) as a gift, and what better than a one of a kind mug with some of Edith's prints. I had decided to do this during our first family holiday at Centre Parcs and the studio did not disappoint!

Edith's print @ 3 months old.

This time

Like I've said, I've been to pottery painting a handful of times, and I generally always use my local pottery painting studio. It's so spacious and the staff are friendly and helpful so it makes for a fun and easy day out. 

I was somewhat dubious as to how Edith would behave in this environment. After all, when I took her on holiday, she screamed when the paint touched her hands and feet and wasn't very happy at all, which meant that my mum ended up walking around with her until I'd finished my creation (thanks, mum!). I need not have been worried though because, as Edith is older, she took it all in her stride and was enjoying taking in her new surroundings and being able to sit in a big girl chair!

What did I paint?

I had it in my head that I wanted to make myself a mug. As my first attempt for Max had come out so well, I won't deny that I was very jealous of his new shiny mug, so I knew that I had to make one for myself. 

Edith wasn't sure what was going on, but the lady that worked in the studio, helped me by painting Edith's hand and pressing it to my mug. The lady worked very quickly, so she had obviously done it a few times before! 

I also decided to make a Christmas bauble, because is it ever too early for Christmas? 
I chose to do a Christmas decoration as I'd been browsing through Pinterest for some inspiration when I came across the perfect design - you can follow my boards here.

A sneak preview!

I'm so excited to see how they both turn out once they have been put in the kiln. I'm sure I'll post an update once I have them!

Have you ever been pottery painting with a baby? How did it go?

Thanks, lovelies.


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