Tutorial: Herringbone Mug


  • Bisque Mug
  • Black Underglaze Paint in a Funwriter Bottle

How to:

  1. Make sure your mug is clean and dry.
  2. Paint! I tried using a tiny brush, but it didn’t work very well. I found that squeezing the paint out of the funwriter bottle (bottle filled with paint and a tip attached to it)  worked best. It looks a little gloopy in places, but I really like the overall effect. If you mess up let it dry & scratch it off with a toothpick. The paint is completely food safe, so paint a fun color inside!
  3. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece hand it off to a staff assistant. They will glaze and fire it. When you come back to pick up your mug it will be food safe & ready to use.







5 Beautiful Paint Your Own Pottery Mug Creations from Instagram


Deciding On a Paint Your Own Pottery Mug Can Be a Difficult Decision.

A paint your own pottery mug is one of the most popular pieces to make at a paint your own pottery studio. At Create It, we love seeing what others around the world are painting on their mugs through Instagram. We’ve put together a list of our favorite paint your own pottery mug designs for this month for you to check out and be inspired.


1. Tree etching by @hjemoghjerte

Here’s a very romantic, yet subtle, mug to paint for a loved one.

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Initial etching on a tree by @hjemoghjerte

2. Beymax by @pastel_mio

Who doesn’t love Beymax? We should all have a Beymax mug.

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Beymax mugs by @pastel_mio


3. Emmet from The Lego Movie by @cmmreddeer

Emmet is either shocked you’re going to drink out of him or he’s spotted Lord Business!


The Lego Movie by @cmmreddeer


4. Birds on a wire by @prismstudio15

Gorgeous silhouettes of birds hanging out on a wire.


Birds on a wire by @prismstudio15


5. Simple elephant by @allfiredupintusk

This painting of an elephant’s tush is adorable!


Simple elephant by @allfiredupintusk


We hope you’ve enjoyed this list and have found some inspiration for your next paint your own pottery mug! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @createitceramics.