Family Pottery Project

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Alex and her mom came into the shop several months ago with an idea.  Alex’s idea was to build her grandmother a potting bench and have each person in the family paint a tile for the table top.

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We thought it was a wonderful idea and happily worked with them by obtaining the 36 six-inch tiles.  They chose several colors for the families to work with and sent tiles and underglazes off to family all over the country.

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One Saturday morning the local family members came to our ‘paint your own pottery’ studio to paint their tiles.  Each person, from youngest to oldest, created their own masterpiece on a tile.

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As Alex received tiles back, she brought them in and we dipped them in a clear glaze and fired them in our kiln.  With a couple of weeks to go, all the tiles were done.

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We loved her idea and asked Alex to send us pictures of the finished project when it was all done.

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What a beautiful keepsake for her grandmother!