How to Paint Pottery: Marbling Technique

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for us to show you the Marbling Technique on this heart plate! It is so much fun and easy! The pink and red colors of this marbled heart plate were inspired by, what else, love! You can apply the Marbling Technique to many pieces of pottery.

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Polka Dot Pots, located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and Sevierville, Tennessee has techniques that are so easy, anyone can create a masterpiece.

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31 Responses to “How to Paint Pottery: Marbling Technique”

  1. Katie Galeano February 10, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Yay! We make it a family holiday. We are taking our kids out for a nice dinner. They enjoy it just as much as we do :)

    • Melissa February 10, 2014 at 10:41 am #

      Yay for Valentine’s Day!!!! Very creative and looks easy :) thank you!

      • LaGonda Norwood March 8, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

        Yay for sure….

    • Melissa February 10, 2014 at 10:42 am #


    • Erin Racioppi February 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

      Fun! My husband and kids are going out to dinner with my parents this year…and then leaving the kids with them to go to a movie!

  2. Amber Cruey February 10, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    My fiancĂ© and I try to go to the aquarium every valentines day. When we first met he told me he never went to an aquarium before so I took him to the one in gatlinburg as a valentines day present. Now it’s a tradition!

    • Erin Racioppi February 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

      Amber, if you ever go to Atlanta, you have to go to the Georgia Aquarium. It is amazing!

  3. Teresa Boser February 10, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    Yay for Valentines day and MOST other Holidays— Holidays are great because they usually involve
    family time and plenty of creative cooking, gift giving and decorating! :-)

    • Erin Racioppi February 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

      Agree 100% Teresa! I bought some chocolate to melt over strawberries…can’t wait!

  4. Tham February 10, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Yay!! I usually make a nice Valentine’s day dinner for my family of five with dessert that’s always heart-shaped and chocolate of some kind. Last years my girls and I made cake pop in red and pink colors.

    • Erin Racioppi February 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

      Ohhh, I love cake pops!

  5. Kelly February 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Yay!!!! Extra smooches for my boys!!! :-)

  6. Karen P. February 10, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Definitely Yay!!
    Can’t believe how easy that marbling technique was! Came out great!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!
    Take Care!

    • Lorrie February 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

      Yay . Can’t wait to try this

    • Erin Racioppi February 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

      Thanks, Karen. It was really easy!

  7. Pam Honisch February 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Always a big yay!!!! We’re never too busy to tell family and friends how much we love them! We are making Valentines and cookies for Bri’s 4th grade party! We usually get a nice lunch or dinner out all together. Then we look over Bri’s Valentines from classmates together. Fun! Happy Valentine’s Day, Polka Dot Pots! <3

    • Erin Racioppi February 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

      Sounds like a ton of fun, Pam! Enjoy the day!

  8. Sundance February 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    yay always fun to see what my husband does for the day

  9. Kathy February 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    I love it!

  10. Victoria Ludkowski February 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Yay! for Valentine’s Day – the day of love.

  11. Jenica February 10, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    Yah! We spend it at the Dells as a family with friends. Looking forward to our annual Polka Dots painting trip in a couple days!

  12. michelle February 10, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    Love love love <3 <3

  13. Muffy O'Donnell February 11, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Yay!! Valentine’s Day =Candy, right?

  14. Pennie Bowling February 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Yay!! Love giving to my family

  15. Laurie February 16, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    Hey there, I am loving watching these techniques, can’t wait to try them at my class! Would love to know, are you putting these paints on freshly bisqued pieces? And are you using underglazes for the color and then saying they are then ready to be glazed and fired with a clear glaze? My daughter loves the heart plate and she says YAY! Thanks for your info!

  16. Lisa February 23, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Valentine’s Day = YAY!!! Especially for and with my children :)

  17. Siendo September 11, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    Can me know what is the type of water colour the use?

    • Erin Racioppi September 11, 2014 at 9:47 am #

      Hi Siendo!

      We use Fun Strokes by Gare, which is an underglaze. Once the paint is dry, we then dip each item in a clear glaze, also from Gare. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you!

  18. Emily Miller February 14, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Yea. I love surprising my husband with something hand made. Happy V-day!

  19. Nanette February 16, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    YAY! Valentine’s day is our wedding anniversary. And we just spent our 25th at the Wilderness painting at Polka Dot Pot with our kids! Yay!

  20. Tanya Maldonado June 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    Yay! Yah! Yah!
    Always a yah for Valentines Day plus it’s my daughter birthday too!!!
    Yah! Yah! Yah!

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