Sunday, August 22, 2010

Color Me Mine Trip

I promised to share pictures of our road trip to the ceramic studio - Color Me Mine in Portland. It is the cutest little shop on Commercial Street - right by the piers.

We wandered around looking at the selection of items to paint and once we chose our pieces, we picked a table and started the process.

First we choose the colors we wanted to paint with. So many choices!!! Each color had to be put on 3 times - to be sure it was completely painted.

Next - I transferred the dragonfly design I selected. The shop has a printer that prints onto special transfer paper. All I had to do is trace the design where I wanted it! (so cool!).

Then we painted, and painted, and painted!!!!! Each item then gets glazed and fired in the shop after they are completely dry. This takes about 5 days. Our items will be shipped to us. Hopefully we will be receiving them by the end of the week!

Here are pictures of the items we chose - after they were painted but they still need to be fired!

There were so many things to choose from and we eyeballed several potential Christmas gifts! I hope we get back there soon!

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