Art Project #83- Paint Your Own Pottery

As part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge as well as our 52 Brand New Experiences, I really wanted to take the boys to a pottery studio.

Unfortunately all of the pottery studios around here either require a series of lessons or we can simply go in, pick a piece of ready made pottery, and paint it.  We chose to try just painting pottery and we had such a fun time!

We have had several weeks of rainy weather and so we picked a dreary morning to go to the pottery studio.  We had the place to ourselves and the boys quickly picked out what they wanted to paint.

Evan chose a dragon statue.

Alec picked out a clay cat.

Ian decided on an army tank.

I went with a coffee mug.

We settled down to paint after just a few minutes of instruction and spend a good couple hours painting our pottery with lots of detail.

We left our pottery to be fired in the kiln and went back to pick it up a week later.

We just loved how they turned out!

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 


  1. I am so impressed you are still doing this :) Only another 17 to go!!
    I love your mug - is it now usable just like a mug you would buy?

    1. Yep! All their paint is completely food safe!

  2. Adorable! My boys would love the tank!

    1. Ian was pretty skeptical that he'd find anything he'd like... until he saw the tank! He asked the owner to see if she could find him a helicopter or some construction trucks for next time.

  3. They did such a great job with their projects! I need to check out this list of all of your fun art projects you've been doing. This is such a fantastic idea! Maybe I should get behind this challenge!

    1. Thank you! It's been a lot of fun but a lot of work... and I'm running out of ideas but it has been great fun!


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