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7 Reasons Pottery Painting is a Great Activity for the Whole Family


Taking my kids Pottery Painting is our family’s annual summer tradition.  Over the years we all have made several different “masterpieces”. We painted jewelry boxes, coffee mugs, tea cups, plates, “piggy” banks and tiny figurines. When I took my kids to a pottery studio this week, it made me wonder, why do we, and other families enjoy pottery painting? Here are some of the things I’ve come up with, what brings us to a pottery studio every year:

1. There is Something to Paint for People of All Ages and of All Interests.

No matter if you are a mom, dad, grandpa, teen, or a preschooler, you will find something you will let enjoy painting. Most of the pottery painting studios offerer little figurines, piggy banks, mugs, plates, platters, vases, and other interesting knickknacks of various sizes and prices. So no matter who you are, I am sure you will be able to find something you will enjoy painting and taking home to show off with pride.


2. You Get to be Creative and Experiment with Different Colours and Colour Combinations.

It doesn’t matter whether you are painting a mug or an owl, you can put your own spin on whatever it is that you are creating. You can pick and choose colours that suit you and that you find interesting and fun. It’s art. There are no rules. You can use your imagination and paint a rainbow owl or a scary face on your mug. It’s totally up to you.

3. You Get to Unplug from Technology.

One of the great things I love when we go pottery painting is the fact that there are no electronics in sight. We get to use our creativity, our imagination, and our hands, to make something tangible that we can take home with us. And keeping us away from screens is good for all of us; for both, our brain and our eyes.

4. Pottery Painting Provides Opportunity for Bonding Experience.

When you are unplugged, and in a serene and relaxed setting, it is so much easier to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. Pottery painting places provides just that. You can chat about the pieces you have chosen and the colours that you are planning to use. Once these decisions are made, you can chat about anything you desire. It’s a great opportunity to catch up, bond and deepen your relationship as a family.

5. Pottery Painting Helps You Relax.

Just like coloring, pottery painting allows you to relax. It has been proven that painting is therapeutic and calming. It is often recommended by doctors and psychologists for anxiety and depression. And even if you are not suffering from either one of those, having a relaxing hour or two, will definitely improve your well-being and the well-being of your entire family. It will also give you a respite from the everyday stressors.




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6. It is a Great Option for an Indoor Activity.

Visiting place like a pottery painting studio during a rainy fall day, cold winter evening, or at humid and hot summer morning, is a perfect family outing. You can sit in a comfortably heated or cooled (depending on a season) room, work on a fun and creative activity, and bond with your family. What can be better than that?

7. You Get to Take Home One of a Kind Piece of Art.

It doesn’t matter how many people in your family paint the same ceramic piece. Each of you will have your own unique way of painting and decorating it.  So in the end, each of you will be able to take home a very unique, and special piece of art that you can display or use.



Have you ever gone to a pottery studio? Was is the favourite piece that you painted?




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    November 8, 2019 at 1:14 am

    We love pottery painting! We had one walking distance from our house (that was individually owned small biz) and it didn’t make it 🙁 🙁 🙁 we were so sad! Love all your photos!

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    February 23, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I like pottery and this is a fun activity to gets kids involved

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    January 5, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    This would a great fun experience👍

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    December 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I love these, the colors are great! This looks like a lot of fun!

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    Photoshop Inspire
    November 29, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Wow those owls are so beautifully painted ! Being a graphic designer , I am in love with those colors 🙂

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    August 18, 2018 at 10:14 am

    How cute. This would be a nice relaxing activity for the weekend; especially rainy ones.

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    Ali Rost
    April 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    This reminds me so much of school projects the kids did when they were little. I saved every last one of them and have them around the house. The colors, imperfections, and the fact that they were made with love, always make me smile. xx

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    Amalia Silva
    April 28, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I recently did a pottery painting with my partner and must say it’s was a great experience! You get to totally relax and just enjoy the time with each other!

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    Zehra Victoria
    April 27, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I used to go pottery painting with my friends quite a lot. It is such a fun thing to do: You can be creative, share ideas and at the end take something beautiful home that will remind you of this fun day!

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    April 27, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I actually did pottery painting with my friends as a daytime bachelorette party activity. I made a little flower-shaped dish that I use to keep my rings in . . . so fun!

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    April 27, 2018 at 6:36 am

    I use to love going to paint a pot. When I use to visit my grand parents in Cyprus there was a place around the corner that my Nan always use to take me too! So many happy memories

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    April 26, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    I never really considered pottery painting before, but your tips suggest it’s a good idea. I may have to look into this for my niece.

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    April 26, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I haven’t done pottery since high school! But every time I see it either on TV or pottery for sale I want to get back into it. May have to poke around our new town!

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    April 26, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I have never heard of this exact activity before. I am not whether it even exists up here in my small town. I love it though and with our two grandchildren soon to be the right age I am will have to investigate.

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      April 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      I hope you’ll find a nice place near your home. It’s such a wonderful activity to do with your grandkids 🙂

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    January 27, 2018 at 4:32 am

    I loved the idea of pottery painting as a family activity.. it sounds fun and is another thing that one can do together as a family 🙂

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    January 19, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I did this with my daughter several years ago, We had so much fun. We need to do this again soon!

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    Emma white
    January 19, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Wow this looks amazing! Why have I not thought of this before, can’t wait to try it with the kids!

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    January 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    We have a pottery painting centre quite close to our home, it is lovely but very, very expensive. It is a lovely experience though.

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    Adaleta Avdic (@adaatude)
    January 17, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    I used to love doing this as a kid. I’d love to go again soon.

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    Wendy Polisi
    January 17, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    That would be very fun to get into.

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    Lavanda Williams
    January 17, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    We love pottery painting, I think my hubby love it mostly. I love to display our works of art in his office.it is great for all the things you listed,especially to unplug.

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    Corinne and Kirsty
    January 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I did not know potty training could have so many benefits. I am not a mum and not going to be one any time soon but it is always good to gather info!

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    Sarah Bailey
    January 16, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    We had a little pottery painting cafe in the village which closed, I was sad as I never managed to get to go (we hadn’t long moved in to the village). It is such a relaxing thing to do.

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    January 16, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    My boys would enjoy painting some plates. There needs to be a place where you ca create the pottery piece.

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    January 16, 2018 at 2:45 am

    wow..These all looks great..I really want to try it..

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