Ceramic Bowl Painting Ideas

Ceramic Bowl Painting Ideas

Pottery painting is soothing, enjoyable, and results in beautiful utensils that awe everyone. Not to mention, it gives your kitchen an irresistible charm and helps you reflect your personality on your dinner table. But, if you want to take up the hobby, you need many ideas to get you going. That’s where we come in to help!

We’ve made a list of many ceramic bowl painting ideas that you can try out in your free time. So grab your painting tools and jump in!

1. Sharpie Art Bowls

You can use many materials to paint on ceramic bowls, and sharpies are one of the easiest because you’ll have more control over your hand movements using them. As a result, you don’t need advanced painting skills to finish this project.

You can buy sharpies in different colors and draw beautiful floral patterns on your bowls. And for more ideas using sharpies, you can check

Get the tutorial for the Sharpie Art Bowls on

2. How to Paint Ceramic

In this project, you’ll use food-safe colors and masking tape to create geometric shapes on your ceramics. This painting style won’t take much of your time, and you’ll love the results as much as we do. But beware that you’ll have to wait for the colors to dry before you can put food in them.

Learn How to Paint Ceramic on

3. DIY Painted Bowls

If you want to add a decorative touch to your bedroom, you can give this project a chance. Those ceramic bowls are mainly meant for storing jewelry; accordingly, you can use acrylic paint.

It’ll result in bright colors without risking your health since you won’t put any food on the plates. And you can try different patterns like dots, lines, and flowers.

Check the instructions for DIY Painted Bowls on

4. Handpainted Ceramic Bowls

Pottery painting is pretty easy when you have the right tools. You don’t need to draw many intricate details and complicated patterns to gain a beautiful utensils set.

First, you should get multi-surface paint, a brush, and toothpicks to paint your bowl. Then, after using your artistic skills on the bowl, you should put it in the oven to dry.

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5. How to Paint a Soup Bowl

Everybody loves soup, and you can make your personalized soup bowl using ceramic markers. For instance, you can draw a silhouette of a city’s skyline using a black marker and write the city’s name using red.

More so, if you travel a lot, you can make a bowl for each town you visit and showcase them in your house. They’ll store your memories in a unique and smart way.

Find out How to Paint a Soup Bowl on

6. Pretty Handpainted Ceramic Bowl

Pottery painting ideas are endless; you can use sharpies, markers, watercolors, acrylic paint, and more. This time, you’ll use primer paint and colored pencils to draw beautiful poppies on your bowl or any type of flowers you like.

Beware that you have to cover the bowl’s entire surface with primer paint and wait for it to dry before you can start painting. This way, the colors will be more bright and durable.

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7. DIY Color-Edged Dessert Plates

With white ceramic bowls, a cotton swab, and non-toxic paint, you can create beautiful pottery set to use on birthdays and other parties. It’s a simple project yet breeds elegant and colorful results.

Check the instructions for DIY Color-Edged Dessert Plates on

8. Dishwasher-Safe Decorated Mugs

Although this idea is primarily meant for mugs, you can follow the steps for painting any pottery you have, like ceramic bowls.

First, you’ll use food-safe colors to paint the patterns you want, then put the bowl in an oven. If you skip the oven step, the colors will fade over time, and you won’t be able to use the dishwasher anymore.

Check the instructions for Dishwasher-Safe Decorated Mugs on

9. Painted Pet Bowl

If you want to customize a food plate for your pet, you can use a ceramic bowl and some oil paint to get the job done.

For example, suppose you own a cat; you can paint little paws on the pottery with other decorative details. And the plate will be dishwasher and microwave-safe after drying the paint in the oven.

Get the tutorial for Painted Pet Bowl on

10. No-Bake Sharpie Art Bowl

If you want pottery painting ideas that don’t include baking, here’s a fabulous one. You’ll use sharpies to draw the patterns you want and mod podge to seal the colors.

Then, you’ll cure the pottery for about a month before using it for eating. If you aren’t willing to wait that long, you can use the bowl for decorating your house.

Find out more about No-Bake Sharpie Art Bowl on

11. Colorful Swan Appetizer Ceramic Plates

Are you hosting an elegant party and want to serve appetizers in handmade bowls and plates? If so, here’s one of our favorite pottery painting ideas. You’ll use multi-surface painting colors to draw a flattering swan on each plate, then heat them in the oven to ensure the colors won’t come out with washing.

Get the tutorial for Colorful Swan Appetizer Ceramic Plates on

12. Imprinted Ceramic Bowls

You can use this imprinted pottery to decorate your house or display your jewelry. And although it requires many painting tools, the amazing results will be worth your time and effort.

Learn how to make Imprinted Ceramic Bowls on

13. DIY Gold Plates

Creating art doesn’t necessarily require expensive tools and advanced painting skills. For instance, you can turn your mediocre, plain pottery into elegant utensils using gold markers and golden stickers.

And people won’t even notice that they aren’t store-bought!

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14. DIY Painted Bowls

If you have a Cricut machine, you can use it to cut some stencils and paint them on your ceramics.

By the time you finish, you’ll have a complete set of utensils that looks store-bought. And for the best part, you can customize your stencils to make the bowls unique.

Get the tutorial for DIY Painted Bowls on

15. Bubble Painting Ceramic DIY

You can try this innovative and enjoyable technique if you have plain white ceramic pottery. It goes by bubble painting or bubble glazing, and it requires some patience to master. However, you can use it to paint your mug, plant pot, and of course, your bowl.

Learn more about Bubble Painting Ceramic DIY on

16. Marbled Nail Polish Pottery

This project is one of the most beautiful pottery painting ideas on our list because it produces random patterns in bright colors.

Although they used the technique to paint coffee mugs in this tutorial, you can use it to paint whatever pottery you have.

Find out more about Marbled Nail Polish Pottery on

17. Wash Painting Pottery

The wash painting technique requires a lot of water, a dash of color, and a lot of patience. It resembles watercolor painting techniques but with a creative twist. We won’t deny that it’s a challenging technique to get right. But once you master it, you can make your unique wash-painting ceramic bowls.

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18. How to Paint Ceramic Mandala

Drawing mandala is one of the most relaxing pottery painting ideas. Although it’ll take a large chunk out of your time, it’ll help you forget all the chaos of the week. And as a bonus point, you’ll end up with a beautiful set of bowls to showcase.

Get the tutorial for How to Paint Ceramic Mandala on

19. How to Paint a Ceramic Pot

Suppose you have a vase, pot, or bowl that you want to paint. You can use one of the two most famous pottery ideas, spray painting and hand painting. If you don’t trust your drawing talents, you can settle with spray paint. But it’s worth mentioning that you should only use spray-painted bowls as decor, not for food.

Learn How to Paint a Ceramic Pot on

20. Fluid Art Ceramics

Fluid art is an enjoyable and spontaneous abstract painting technique. It results in runny bright colors and stylish patterns. You can personalize your pottery using this fun technique, and it won’t take much of your time.

Check the instructions for Fluid Art Ceramics on

21. Cherry Blossoms Pottery Painting

Cherry blossoms are elegant flowers that’ll add to your pottery’s aesthetic. Although this is one of the most beautiful pottery painting ideas for decorating your house, it contains many intricate details that you’ll need to pay attention to.

Get the tutorial for Cherry Blossoms Pottery Painting on

22. How to Paint Glazed Ceramic

This is a great idea to try if you have glazed ceramic pottery that you want to paint. First, you’ll use glass painting colors and a brush to draw the shape you want. Then, you can put your pottery in the oven to render it dishwasher-safe.

Read more on How to Paint Glazed Ceramic on

23. Ceramic Brush Lettering Calligraphy

Calligraphic writing is one of the most elegant ideas for painting pottery. You can use it to decorate ceramic, clay, or any pottery material you have. However, it isn’t ideal for beginners because it requires artistic skills. You can use calligraphy to write your name on your bowl, plate, mug, vase, and plant pots.

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24. Masking Tape Ceramic Designs

Using masking tape for painting ceramic pottery is one of people’s favorite pottery ideas. It produces beautiful geometric shapes and clean lines in different colors, and it’s an easy technique that anyone can try out.

Get the tutorial for Masking Tape Ceramic Designs on

25. Silkscreens Pottery Painting

Using a silkscreen in pottery painting resembles using a stencil. You’ll stick the silkscreen on your pottery, paint it using suitable colors, then remove it and enjoy the results. This way, you won’t have to challenge your drawing skills but will still end up with beautiful utensils.

Check the instructions for Silkscreens Pottery Painting on

26. Cookie Exchange Ceramic Plates

Nothing says celebrating Christmas like exchanging gifts with your neighbors. So for this year’s merry season, you can make those handpainted cookie exchange plates and send them out as gifts, after filling them with delicious cookies, of course!

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27. DIY Polka Dot Christmas Plates

You can welcome Christmas this year with beautiful, decorative plates and bowls for your dinner table. You’ll merely use painting colors to draw red dots on your ceramic utensils; then, you’re good to go!

Learn how to make DIY Polka Dot Christmas Plates on

28. Easy DIY Sharpie Pottery

With a black sharpie marker, you can turn your plain white pottery into beautiful pieces of art. And the best part is that you have the freedom to draw any shapes you want, which makes this amazing pottery painting idea ideal for beginners.

Learn how to make Easy DIY Sharpie Pottery on

29. DIY Abstract Painted Tableware

Creating abstract patterns on your tableware is a great idea because it doesn’t take much time but breeds fabulous results. For example, if you have a dinner party coming up, you can renovate your ceramics and spice them up with vibrant colors and patterns.

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30. DIY Floral Patterned Decorative Bowls

If you love flowers and want your tableware utensils to reflect your passion, you can try this beautiful pottery painting idea. It’ll add color to your dinner table and make your pottery unique.

Get the tutorial for DIY Floral Patterned Decorative Bowls on

31. DIY Gold Leaf Bowl

For this idea, you’ll need a large white ceramic bowl, adhesive, and gold leaf sheets. You can either decorate the entire bowl or only use the gold sheets inside it. Either way, you’ll have an elegant-looking decorative bowl to serve fruits.

Check the instructions for DIY Gold Leaf Bowl on

Now that you have many beautiful pottery painting ideas and styles to try out, you can create many stylish art pieces for your dinner table!

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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