Pottery To Go
Here are the steps to painting at home…
Visit the Facebook album Port-a-Pottery Options for pottery and paint offerings. Once you’ve chosen your pottery and colors message, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us (979-695-1500) with your choices and a contact number. I’ll call you to get CC payment and set up a pick time.
Pick up your to-go kit curbside. Everything you need (brushes, paint, instructions and your pottery) will be in a bag with your name on it on NEW Project cart.
Paint at home! Remember the colors are non-toxic and water based so they wash out of hair, clothes and carpet. Read the included instructions for painting tips and techniques. Have fun creating and when your done bring your items and brushes back to the studio. Please have names or initials on the pieces. Place items and brushes on the FINISHED cart.
We’ll glaze and fire your pieces. When they’re ready you’ll get a text and your items will be bagged and labeled on the SHINY cart. Be careful to get your correct bag!
Pottery To Go How Tos
Plan your design
You may use a marker to sketch your designs. It is okay to marker on top of a basecoat just be careful not to scratch into the paint. It might look strange but the marks will burn off during firing.
A few painting pointers…
1 coat will look like watercolor and 3 coats will be more opaque. Layer your colors from light to dark. For example, a pale yellow basecoat with a dark blue design on top is ideal. White will show upon the darker colors but needs 3 coats applied. Any parts not painted will remain white. Typically, you may sponge off mistakes with the exception of darker hues. White paint will not cover mistakes.
Please do not use any paints other than the UPI supplied colors.
Bring your newly painted items back to the studio for glazing a firing! You may finish pieces with details bottles and other supplies when you return the item.
Failure to return this kit in 30 days or with missing supplies, will result in an additional charge upon return. Thanks for your understanding!
Have fun and call us if you have questions…979-695-1500