Monday, January 19, 2009

Project #19 - Robot Cup and Saucer

Clark and I received a whole box of china for free from a liquidating antique store. I think the owners just wanted one less thing to carry away, but I can always find a use for pottery, especially if I'm allowed to smash it or draw on it. However, this time, since I'm a fan of robots and tiny things, I'll be drawing lots of little robots on my ceramic pieces.

All of the drawings were done with a black Porceline pen. I doodle on a spare tile to make sure that the ink flow is even before drawing on my cup and saucer. I also use faint pencil markings to space out the figures evenly. Mistakes can be easily cleaned up with a wet paper towel.

After the ink has set for a few minutes, I follow the instructions on the pen and place the pieces in the oven at 300 degrees for 35 minutes. After that, they are ready to use and dishwasher safe.

I've made something similar before and sold them in my etsy shop. I was genuinely sad to depart with something so cute that I decided to make my own set.

Here are a few more detail photos:

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posted by Alison 1/19/2009 10:56:00 PM : (6) comments : splink

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