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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217602
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 74
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £9.99
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Painting on Pottery


22 modern, colourful designs by Tania Zaoui

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Book Description

Transform your plain pottery into exciting, colourful and contemporary pieces for the home in a trice! You don't need pottery classes, or even a kiln to glaze your creations - you can make gorgeous items quickly and easily by painting plain, shop-bought ceramic items and baking them in a domestic oven.

With 22 colourful projects to make, there are decorative plates, bowls, cups and pots, vases, a lamp and even earrings and a necklace. With simple techniques to follow, all explained in clear and simple terms, you just need a few brushes, some ceramic paints and some plain pottery and away you go! If you love painted ceramics, patterns and making little gifts this book is for you!

Table of Contents

Basic techniques 8
Colour chart 8
Instructions 9
Creating different effects 11

For the Dining Table 13
Small Bowls 15
Egg Cups 19
Blue and Copper Plates 22
Cup and Saucer 23
Lucky Eye Coffee Set 29

For the Living Room 33
Flowerpots 35
Pen Pot and Change Tray 38
Wall Decoration 39
Vases 45
Lamp 48
Upcycled Vases 49

For the Kitchen 55
Carafe and Goblet 57
Kitchen Utensils Pot 60
Small Coffee Jars 61
Mosaic-effect Tiles 67
Leopard Plate 71

For the Bathroom 75
Japanese Flower Bowls 76
Toothbrush Holder and Soap Dish 77
China Earrings 83
Blue and Gold Tray and Mug 86
Necklace 87
Ring Holder 93

About the Author

About Tania Zaoui

Tania Zaoui graduated from the Fine Arts School Duperré, where she studied textile design and began working in ceramics. She then became a teacher, working in various Art Schools. Currently, she works for magazines, publishers and events organizations and is the author of a number of culinary books: Cake Decoration, Pastry Workshop with Kids and Appetizers with Marie Claire Books. She has also published books on making porcelain decorations: Jewellery in Modelling Clay and Sweets in Modelling Clay.

She uses the pseudonym 'Paien' to showcase drawings and ceramics which are naive, dreamlike and funny. Her Instagram account name is t.paien



Machine Knitting Monthly

If you love painted ceramics, patterns and making little gifts, this book is for you. You don't need pottery classes, or a kiln, just paint shop bought ceramics then bake them in a domestic oven. Editor Anne had great fun with her grand-daughter decorating bowls, mugs and a necklace. Grab a few brushes, some ceramic paints and off you go!

Crafts Beautiful

Design your own bespoke ceramics with the help of Painting on Pottery by Tania Zaoui. There's tips on how to use basic ceramic paints, crockery and your own oven to create beautiful pieces with infinite possibilities. The inspiring projects will have you salvaging mis-matching plates, bowls and mugs to give them a new lease of life.

Customer review

For anyone who likes ceramics but doesn't have a kiln this is a super handy book. Instructions are clear and well explained with colour photographs on every page. I particularly like the small bowls and mosaic-effect tiles but I am not a fan of the wall decoration. Everything is achievable and 22 is a lot of possible projects.

Customer review

Great book.  Loads of ideas with very clear instructions and helpful photos! Very much recommended

Customer review

Loved the book. Very informative and easy to use. Inspired me to have a go. Nice bright pictures. Items shown seem manageable which will give confidence in achieving a finished item. 

Customer review

This book was very inspiring in decorating pottery pieces. I found the techniques in the book transferable to other forms of art such as textile printing. I do feel that this book is suited well to younger audiences or those new to the art of pottery. 

Customer review

This is a lovely colourful book with detailed instruction for all youll need to attempt 22 different pottery painting projects. I really like the layout, its been well thought out. The book begins with basic techniques so you are able to establish what equipment you will need and safety measures youll need to be aware of. These basic instructions are easy follow and well laid out. I particularly like the colour sample list so you can see what each paint colour turns out after baking. This is followed by basic techniques for applying paints and how to get various effects using different engraving or scratching techniques.

Once youve absorbed this information the book is then divided into a series of projects which are well laid out rather like a recipe book, lovely pictures, a list of what equipment youll require followed by easy to follow instruction. You can take any piece of plain pottery and transform it into a modern masterpiece of your own design. The projects are varied and would appeal to a wide range of people across all age groups and either sex. Highly recommended.

Customer review

This is a lovely, glossy, well-photographed book. Full of basic instructions on how to paint ceramics. All in all though, colourful and informative. 

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