Painting Ceramics at Home

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My boys love to paint and do creative activities. I’ve been wanting to take them to paint ceramics, but I didn’t want to be in a studio all day painting with other’s around due to the state of things right now with Covid. It is also expensive to take three kids to paint ceramics in a studio, and then getting them to pick something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to paint. With the help of my dad, we found the perfect place to buy ceramics and all the supplies needed to paint at home, and is affordable.

Adobi Ceramics  is located at 2860 Johnstown Rd. Columbus, Ohio.  Adobi is a ceramics wonderland stocked full of everything you need to paint and have fun at home.  You can easily get lost in the store and it feels like the shelves go on for miles and miles as you navigate through the rooms of the store.

The owner of the store is very knowledgeable and super friendly. We were the only ones in the store and explored the store for over an hour picking out something fun to paint. It was an adventure in itself just walking around. After the boys picked out their pieces the owner suggested that we buy acrylic paints for the boys to use so they could display it right away. Adobi also has glazes for purchase and when you are doing painting your piece at home you bring it back to be fired in the kiln. The process to be fired takes about a week.

The options of glazes and acrylic paints to use was massive and anything you could think of to create your piece is at the store.  Including light kits, brushes, and sponges.

After the boys each picked out their pieces, paints, and brushes, we headed home to get creative. I loved how they each choose something completely different and enjoyed painting  and using their imagination. They have already picked out what they want to do the next time we go back and I am looking forward to picking out a fall or Halloween piece to create. I am also going to try the glazing and firing process the next time we go.

The boys and I had a wonderful time and I am glad we were able to paint and create from the comfort and safety of our home. The three ceramic pieces, the acrylic paints, a paint brush set, a lighting set for the light, and a coloring changing light bulb all came to a total of about $67.00. This cost us a lot less than if we were to go to a studio, and we were able to do it at home. We also have paints and brushes to use next time and will only have to purchase the pieces that we want to create and any new paint color we might need.

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Logan’s creation that he named Claude and put in the flower beds out front.

Liam’s OSU snowman light with color changing light bulb that he put in his room.

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Leo’s horse that he named Lloyd and put in our fairy garden on the porch.

I loved how their projects turned out and we will be enjoying them for years to come!

*This post is not sponsored. I wanted to share our fun adventure and an absolute gem of a place that we visited so others could enjoy as well. If you visit Adobi Ceramics I would love to know your thoughts and what you created! *

 

 


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