Monday, April 14, 2008

The Potter House

My friend Marsha and I had some fun today. We went to Celina to The Potter House and we painted pottery. Neither of us had done it before so we didn't know how our artistic talents would take shape, but we both were pleasantly surprised by the time we were done.

The Potter House is a unique business in downtown Celina. When you walk into the store, you're struck by the eclectic feel to the place and your eyes are drawn first to this, then that, then the other thing. There are so many unique decorator items for both home and garden that you could spend an hour looking around and not see it all.

There's also a coffee bar and an eating area tucked away to the side of the store with several small tables. Homemade cookies and muffins are available and Marsha and I had some of the oatmeal raisin cookies that we ate on the way home. They were really good and I could have eaten half a dozen of them, no problem.

In the back of the store is the area where the greenware is kept and tables are provided for working on your project. I noticed that some of the seating back in this area were a couple of old kneeling benches from a Catholic church.

The greenware is priced as a package which includes your item of choice for painting, paint, studio time of two hours (they're lenient on this), and the final glazing and firing. It takes about a week for them to finish your piece for pick-up. Payment is at the time of painting.

Marsha made a "Celebration Plate" for her daughter and son-in-law to use for special occasion meals. I did a lidded jar with a label area on the front, where I printed "Seed Money."

The colors will deepen after glazing and firing.

We'd planned to eat at the restaurant that Marsha had taken me to for my birthday, on Grand Lake, but we had taken such a long time painting our items (about three hours!) that we didn't have time. We were just having too much fun and the time flew by, which is what usually happens whenever we get together and that's why I always look forward to whatever it is that brings us together again.


Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

So you were pottering about, what fun. Love your lidded jar and its purpose too. ;-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fun day potsing around with your friend. I just love shops like this that have lots of "stuff" to look at. This one is really special with a cafe and pottery to make unique items.

Shari said...

I enjoyed the pics and story. The pottery shop looks beautiful. I remember painting "ceramics" which I think included a clown bust, water pitcher, etc. in my great aunt's ceramic shop when I was a child. That ceramics shop was certainly not the pleasant, beautiful place I see in your photos. Thanks for sharing. It looks inviting.

Shady Gardener said...

What a fun time. I look forward to doing this with my niece before too long... probably this Summer. :-)

Anonymous said...

I want to see what the Seed Money pot turned out like! And did you ever use the mower? I had fun touring your blog today. It's raining out so I'm catching up on my favorite blogs and friends. Has the wedding happened? Your daughter is beautiful. you have such a wonderful spirit and love to pass on to both your daughter's families--there will be many traditions to show and share with them.

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