Monday, August 10, 2009

My newest obsession

In my quest to work a little less this summer and spend more time with the kids, I have planned a few outings this summer. One of my favs was heading up to Champaign and painting pottery at The Pottery Place!

You go in and pick your piece(s) and then pick a table and paint (tons of colors to pick from) and then you just get started.........

Heidi chose a teapot and teacupsRJ chose a canister for Snapshots snacksWorking hardWe were there for 6 hours and painted so much stuff.......3 cereal bowls, 2 dog dishes, a dog canister, a teapot, 4 teacups, and a turkey platter (that's what I painted!)Here is RJ's canister. He painted it red and brown and wrote Woof Woof and added some paw print stamps to it. The paint dries chalky and dull and then they fire it in the kiln and it comes out beautiful and shiny!My turkey platter......with the kid's handprints. And they signed their own names......My kids have always called their hand and foot prints, pawprints. ever since they were toddlers....Hence the PawprintsOne of snapshots dishesHeidi's teapotOne of our cereal bowls (with fruitloops on the inside)And a few of the pieces after they were completed!

I LOVE my platter.....seriously, LOVE it!Heidi with her tea setand RJ with his canister.

We've already been back a 2nd time and I suspect it won't be the last!




Mandy K said...

That looks like so much fun. Where exactly is it? Brooke would love it.

amberlindemann said...'s about 2 or 3 miles off I-57 on the University Ave exit.

Super easy to get to.....

just google it and it should bring up directions.


Ashley and Evan said...

What a fun time! You guys made some really great pieces of pottery. I bet the kids had a blast.

Sara B. said...

Amber how cool!!! That looks like so much fun and your pieces were so neat! The kids did a great job!