When I was a kid, I spent each summer in Florida visiting my grandmother. There weren’t a lot of kids my age in her neighborhood so a few times a week, my mom would drop me off at a paint-your-own-pottery shop. I became a regular and the owner actually asked me to work there until my vacation ended. I was 14 and got paid $6 an hour under the table. Cha-ching!
Why am I telling you this story? The Internet has been taunting me with ikat and after seeing a DIY project, I had to get my pottery painting on. Back in June, Joss & Main featured these gorgeous orange and gold ikat bowls.
These bowls were already a great deal at over 60% off but since I love using a little elbow grease to get the best deal possible, there’s another option for you.
I decided to use this technique at my local All Fired Up. Fun fact about this particular shop – you can bring alcohol. Nothing like a peach Bellini and hand painted pottery. I’ve been obsessed with the look of mint and gold so I used that color scheme on a teacup set.
The teacup set was $24, including paint and firing costs, but I’m not going to use it for late night beverages. Instead, I like it as a jewelry holder for the pieces I wear regularly.