|My first ever attempt at pottery painting|
The sessions are run by ceramics teacher, and expert painter Mell from Potters Bar Paint Your Own Pottery, and she does a great job of teaching little techniques such as dotting, stars, and hearts, and letting everyone know what colours can be layered up together, and generally encouraging those who weren't sure what to do, and lacked the confidence to touch their chosen pottery pieces with some paint.
It's pretty addictive, and relaxing sitting there coming up with my ideas, and watching what everyone
|This year's decoration|
My only slight criticism was there needed to be some quality control on the holes in the decorations, one of mine didn't have a hole right the way through, and fixing it, meant a piece snapped off and had to be glued back together. Apart from that, there were a good selection of things to paint, and help there if I needed it.
It genuinely is something all the family, or any age can get involved in, and you don't need to be artistic to have a go, anyone can do it. Make Do and Mend often have drop in pottery painting
|Another cute snowman at home on the tree|
sessions, and a whole host of other workshops throughout the year, so if you feel like getting creative in 2014, why not have a look at their website.
In the meantime I'll leave you with a few pictures of my efforts. Happy Christmas crafting everybody.
If you've done something crafty for Christmas, why not connect and share below!
* I paid to take part in this workshop and all opinions are my own.