Friday, January 9, 2015

How to do Handprints in Clay! 

     Are you a stay at home mom and would like to earn some side money with part time work from home?  A job with children who are cute and their wonderful families?  A job you can do anytime, in your jammies at home?  A job with unlimited possibilities of income? 
     Perhaps you are a newly empty nester?  You'd like a job but have taken a break from your career while you raised your children?  You are super artsy-craftsy?  Your friends think you are so talented and you'd like to make some money doing what you love? 
     Do you want a flexible job, so when your kids get sick you can take off work or plan family vacations whenever you want?  Do you want to work close to home so you don't have to commute? 

     Have you already taken a handprint course elsewhere, but need further technical training?  Are you interested in more advanced/complex designs?  Are you experiencing occasional "oopsies" that disappoint you and your customers but don't know why it is happening?  I can help you.  Email me and tell me your story and I'll tell you how I can help. 

I offer a newcomer training, either in person, or training for those who live outside of LA/OC/Riverside county. 

I offer advanced training for those who already do ceramics, but need to know how to do clay handprints. 

I offer consultations by phone or Skype for those who are just encountering difficulties and want to learn how to fix those problems. 

I have 18 years in the business of running 2 public studios, teaching beginning and intermediate ceramics to ages 4 years to 60. Certified by Mayco, Duncan, and Booth Colors for Earth, and have used many different brands of fired products and taken courses on their use such as china paint, third fire metals, decal firing, photo decal making and firing, PreciousMetalClay , mid-fire cone 5-6 clay and glazes, stoneware, porcelain, horsehair raku, and Piping with the Piping Lady and cuerda seca tiles and one piece and two piece moldmaking.  I have taught tile mural painting for 17 years.  I was given the Successful Studio award and a published author on how to make home slab rolled projects.  I have privately taught several sculpting classes to students.  I specialize in non fired finishes for ceramics.  I designed and make my own line of custom tile cutters, and developed a handprint by mail kit.  I have been proactive on using social media and how to run a small business in economic variables in the economy. 

Now I would like to SHARE my experience to newcomers so you can avoid years of mistakes and improve your technique and increase your income in the ceramics world. 

Email me at Monica at

I have a FREE monthly email tip sheet for business, and a blog that is subscription based with technical support for ceramic businesses. 


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Valentine's Day Hand and Foot Impressions

Valentine's Day Hand and Footprint Plate Ideas from Pinterest

We can do this for you!  Just call 949-257-9176 for an appointment.  We do all the work for you.  These pictures were pulled from Pinterest, but I have these shapes in bisque ready to paint!

9" round coupe plate

10" square coupe plate

10" square plate with rim

9" coupe heart plate

Friday, January 2, 2015

FREE Handprint tile for the month of January!

No Way! FREE tile handprint for the month of January. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Make an appointment online, call, or email! Pick your color, tell me the age of child, that's it! Tell your friends and please share on your Facebook if you are in the OC! Takes only 5 minutes!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

3D Pawprint Plaque with 3D letters

Mommy, Daddy, and 2 children OUTprint in antique brown

OUTprint detail

OUTprint detail-you could even feel the prints on the fingers as well as see them!

OUTprint in Antique brown

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hand INprint turkey plaque

Hand OUTprint turkey plaque

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Available Holiday Platters!

Wet clay takes too long, but Prints on Bisque are still available!  We can help you make some super cute holiday plates and platters to enjoy for years to come!  Please call 949-257-9176 for an appointment.  We have many sizes and shapes of plates to fit any age child or group of children!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We made the cute OUTprints for Ethan's premade frame

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Go to our Facebook page and share or tag a friend on the link and we will pick from the random generator a name for a FREE handprint ornament.  Name will be drawn Wed Nov. 12 and notified!  Go NOW!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stoneware Ceramic Garden Stepping Stones-new colors

Root Beer Gaze Stoneware Garden Stone

Deep Forest Green Stoneware Stepping stone

another view of rootbeer glaze

Friday, October 31, 2014

Outprint Memorial Stone and Inprint Memorial Plaque
Rest in Peace Tyler

Monday, October 27, 2014

Love INprint in grey/white

Twin Quad OUTprint plaques

OUTprint double with OUTPRINT lettering

Gold and White OUTPRINT with OUTprint lettering

Black and bronze outprint with outprint lettering

baby hand and foot outprints in 3D heart plaque

White with white pearl Outprint plaque with outprint lettering

double outprint on custom square with pie crust edging