things to do when away

I’ve spent a few days in Berlin and had a wonderful time with J. One day we went to a very cool painters café.

I had spotted this place on a previous visit but had forgotten where it was, and was thrilled when we walked past it during one of our city strolls. It’s a café where they sell unfinished pottery, cups, plates, bowls and more and you can buy one to finish yourself. The price includes the use of glaze, paint brushes, sponges, etc. plus the firing of the finished piece in their kiln. You collect your finished work a couple of days later. So J and I spent an entire afternoon painting a mug each. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Here a photograph I took while we were painting, you can choose from something like 50 different colours. It’s all self service you just take a tile and squirt a bit of glaze on it, sit down at one of the tables and paint away while having, wine, juice, coffee, whatever you like. The second photograph is and of my finished mug ready for firing.

I cant wait for it to be ready for collection. I’d say I’ll be going back there on my next visit. A piece of pottery for every visit, how about that?


4 Responses to “things to do when away”

  1. afteriris says:

    I’m looking at my very own Ines DOTD skull/ knot piece as I type this. I love the colour x

  2. Skytimes says:

    Oh I love this store! I would spend a lot of time there. What a great way to get a taste of a new craft. Like your mug… beautiful blue. xx

    • forward tumble says:

      I was thinking of organizing a European meet around a visit there… funny you both think the mug is blue, it will be night blue once it’s fired, the glaze is blue in it’s unfinished state but will change to a dark, black blue (hopefully), I do like the light blue too though. But it’s only fleeting, temporary…

      I couldn’t think of anything else when sitting in the shop, it was the only design I could produce at the drop of a hat like that. Glazing was the opposite to drawing though. I painted everything with the glaze minus the DOTD design. I can’t wait to go back and pick it up, and I will plan another design until then for my next mug or maybe a plate??

  3. A piece of pottery for every visit – I love that idea. I also love the cornflower blue hue of taht mug. It makes me happy and want to find a wall in my house to paint that exact color. Hmm….

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