SUGARHOUSE CERAMIC CO
SPECKLED TRAVEL PALETTE
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Hand-carved ceramic paint tray made from caramel clay, coated with a beautiful matte white speckled glaze. A travel size paint palette for working on-the-go. Perfect for your favorite gouache, acrylic, oil or watercolors.
6.5” X 3.5”
Each piece is unique and handmade by the Sugarhouse Ceramic Co. team and comes hand-stamped with our potter's mark. Actual item may differ slightly from photo.
From the shadows on the divots, I expected the palette to be thicker and the divots to be deeper than they actually are. Since there is only one top-down photo, you can't see exactly how thick it is. Though the palette itself is quite thin, it does feel sturdy and has not chipped nor cracked through my repeated cleanings and washings. Unfortunately I've encountered a few issues. The cork feet on the bottom are not attached that securely, they've come off several times, especially when washing and I've had to glue them back myself with wood glue. Additionally, the glaze does not seem to be even, as paint has seeped into tiny hairline cracks and pools in the glaze where they are impossible to get out. I've scrubbed and scrubbed to no avail. My rationale for buying a more expensive ceramic palette was so it wouldn't stain like a cheap plastic one does :/ Not sure if others have had these problems, since it could just have been a one-off defect. I still want to support Canadian businesses and I'm more than happy to give Sugarhouse Ceramic products another try, though I hope they'll take these issues into account when conducting QC. If you've read all of this, you deserve a reward I think :)
A bit pricy, but it is PERFECT. Easy to clean & doesn't take up a lot of space on my work table. I would easily buy it again.
Beautiful piece of art! Excited to use it in my own watercolour practice.