Feeling a bit creative and need more outlets? How about splashing some paint and color onto some cups, plates, jars – you name it? If you’re even a bit intrigued, this may be right up your alley and can possibly cure that sneaky Sunday boredom of not knowing what to do that peaks in the afternoons.
Café Maluj offers a variety of white ceramic products mainly dishes for you to paint on any way you wish and with any color(s) your heart desires. What’s best about this whole thing is that you can do it alone or with friends. What happens first is that you must pick out a dish to paint. All the ceramics are ready to paint and are just waiting for your personal artistic touch. Once you select your dish, it will be time to take a look at all the colors and decide what to use. The shop provides palettes, where you can pour all your favorite colors onto one place and take it to your table, instead of going back and forth to get what you need.
It’s really pretty simple and straightforward. The most difficult part is deciding what to paint or what kind of design to place onto your dish – but you can’t really go wrong. Even kids come here on a regular basis to unleash their creativity. Just two colors and doing a simple design will look modern and personal. Or not. But you know how it goes. You can get as creative (or not) as you want. There are no rules in what you can or can’t paint, so your limits are basically what you put on yourself.
After you’re done painting and your hands are all stained, it’s time to bring it up to the counter. It’s not done yet, however. The staff will give you a slip of paper that you must swear to not lose, or else you will lose your ceramic dish. You must come back in about 2 weeks to pick it up. Why? Your dish will need to go into a kiln and be burned at 1100°C to bring the colors to life and have the pottery set.
That’s it. Just make sure you go back and pick it up. The dishes are priced reasonably and include all the paint and firing time, so it’s a one-time fee. Most dishes start at 215 CZK. Interested in giving the paintbrush a chance?
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