Arts

Decorating Ceramics for Gifts

Bright and colorful ceramic figurines are a wonderful gift. They allow the giver to use their own creative style and color choices when decorating. They can then share this creativity with loved ones on special occasions. Figurines are decorative pieces for display in homes or offices, and the decorator has the freedom to choose the colors that will fit best for the place these pieces will be displayed.

While figurines are a popular ceramic item to decorate, plates are an often overlooked ceramic base that offers many possibilities for creativity. Plates can be used as a medium to depict a person, an event or scene. There are no creative boundaries with plate decorations. They can be made as one-of-a-kind pieces, or an entire set.

Artisans who like variety often make one-of-a-kind plates. These plates are generally decorated with painted scenes that can be displayed on a shelf or wall. For those who want to create a set of dishes for a loved one, patterns are generally used for the entire set. Unless the person has years of experience and a great amount of time, matching patterns on a set of plates is difficult. Creating an original pattern and using ceramic decals or  ceramic transfers is a tried and true method for creating a set of matching plates or dishes. It offers the ability to take time to create a perfect pattern and allows the artist to make sure there is no deviation. It also avoids the issue of taking too much time to be able to complete a large project.

Both ceramics and pottery offer a creative person a wide range of choices. A project can be done from scratch, or the artist has the option to use pre-made work and concentrate on the creative process they enjoy most. This versatile hobby allows artistic expression while practicing an ancient tradition in the modern world. Hobbyists today can take the time to explore their creative gifts and share them with others in both creation and the final product.