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Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets: ceramic painting workshops for kids and adults

DIY workshop at Loveramics lets visitors unleash their inner creativity and craft personalised ceramic bowls, mugs and even teddy bears

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 June, 2016, 1:31pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 June, 2016, 1:31pm

A mug may sound like the most generic gift ever, but not if it’s hand-painted and personalised. A ceramic painting workshop can let you make your DIY gift without the pain of finding materials and cleaning up.

That’s what Loveramics is for. Children and adults alike can unleash their artistic side in the workshops held by the ceramics speciality store. Participants can choose to paint one of five items; other than mugs and bowls, there are ones in the shapes of teddy bears, cars or owls.

Participants have two hours to draft their own design and colour their chosen ceramic item using tools and paint which are all provided. Not much skill is required to create a design, but a good tip is to bring photo references or drafts of your design.

Upon completion, the ceramics are coated in a transparent glaze and fired in a kiln for 18 hours. The paint is non-toxic and does not contain metal or lead, and the completed products are dishwasher and microwave safe.

The workshop costs HK$400, but there is a special deal this summer for children who bring along their friends. For those who’d prefer not to get their hands dirty, Loveramics is also stocked with contemporary homeware from different designer brands.

Loveramics, The Pulse, Repulse Bay, loveramics.com

Open: 11am to 7pm. Walk-ins are welcome.

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