Recently my youngest daughter and I have been enjoying some quality time together at a local ceramic studio. You pick out a raw piece of ceramic, (they have plates, bowls, mugs, piggy banks, even bathroom sinks!) and you choose colors from a huge assortment, then you sit at a table and paint to your heart's content.
Here's my first ceramic art attempt, a sushi platter I plan to hang on my wall as soon as I find a decorative hanger. I'm thrilled with how it turned out, because before they fired it, it was dull and the colors weren't vivid, and I wasn't that pleased. But after they glazed it and fired it in the kiln, the colors emerged and became more like I originally envisioned when I started painting.
I have a feeling I'm gonna be dropping lots of money at that ceramic studio. I may already be addicted.