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Healthy Eating Painted Plates

Part of my routine for making better food choices is to incorporate my craftiness! And that comes by way of these healthy meal ceramic plates! I decided to make every meal a memorable one. Instead of rushing through it, these plates remind me to “eat the rainbow” – lots of color in my choices of veggies, and to sit down and savor each bite! You can make them for yourself or for friends and relatives. you can even make one just to hang in your kitchen to serve as a reminder.

If you own a paint-on-pottery studio, you can set up a display with ideas for people to paint their very own plate to make each meal an event! You can offer my patterns posted below, come up with your own or invite your guests to freestyle! And if you are a creative person looking to liven up your eating routine, visit a local pottery studio to get in on the fun.

The idea is to make each meal a meaningful one. Don’t rush, savor the experience. Choose to eat good foods, and have a great time doing it. How can you not, with all these bright colors?

Visit Duncan Ceramics for the downloadable pattern!

What you need:

Duncan Concepts Bright Butternut

Duncan Concepts Really Red

Duncan Concepts Bright Caribbean

Duncan Concepts Light Ivy

Duncan Concepts Bright Purple

Duncan Concepts Black

Duncan French Dimensions, Black Licorice

Duncan French Dimensions, French Straw

Duncan French Dimensions, French Kiwi

Duncan French Dimensions, Really Red

Duncan Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze

Duncan No. 4 Round Brush

Duncan Rimmed Dinner Plate

Duncan Rimmed Salad Plate

Duncan Rimmed Dessert Plate

For the dinner plate, paint Bright Caribbean around the inside of the rim, then Bright Purple scallops. Do this around the entire rim, then do it two more times to make three coats.

Drop in Really Red inside the scallops.

Use the pattern to draw the design in the middle of the plate, or free style.

Use the French Green to draw the letters. Follow along with the pattern to fill in the rest of the letters and banner.

Outline the colors on the rim.

Here’s what it should look like! Don’t worry about the pencil, it will burn off in the kiln. Coat with Pure Brilliance Clear glaze, let dry and fire to cone 06.


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1 thought on “Healthy Eating Painted Plates”

  1. kathy I love your ceramic painting style. I go to ilovetocreate and down load all your designs but I cant’t find a design for your wall pot “Mexican inspired pottery” is there a way I can buy the pamphlet or where i can go to get own. I’m not very artistic on my own. Sincerely, Carolyn


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