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Porcelain palettes are a great alternative for mixing paint.
They're weighty so they won't move around while in use, and will last for years due to their sturdy construction. Porcelain palettes are also easy to clean and store.
Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes.
Note — The following Round Palettes sizes come with a loose fitting plastic cover: 5 Wells, 7 Wells, 11 Wells, and 12 Wells.
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Excellent but small
from New Orleans
Comments about Round Porcelain Palettes:
Richeson seems to be the only outfit making porcelain (a.k.a. ceramic, glazed, pottery-ware, earthenware, enameled, call-it-whatever) palettes in this multi-basin design. There are about four or five that are seven inches in diameter. The one which I have that has five wells (a circular central basin, surrounded by four quarter-crescent basins) also has little indentations (four equally spaced on the outer circumference; and one each to each of the interior dividers) to keep your brush from rolling to the side when the brush-handle gently rolls into the indentation. The one which I have that has seven wells (a circular central basin, surrounded by six hexi-crescent basins) does not have the indentations so your brush will continue to roll, right off on to the table, from the seven-well palette, if that matters to you. They're heavy and solid and pretty much "true" white and the surface of the enamel (or glaze, or porcelain, or call-it-whatever) is the perfect roughened-but-smooth for dragging out a watercolor mixture across it such that you can see (better than on plastic such as melmac, on wax paper, or on any other palette surface that I've ever used) the concentration and darkness of your mixture of paint-to-water. I recommend porcelain palettes for that reason alone! I wanted the typical flower-wells patter, but I couldn't find that one in a seven-inch diameter. Beware, you might not notice, but if you read the listings carefully, you'll see that the flower-shaped palette which Blick presently offers is smaller in total circumference by a significant amount than any of the other round multi-well ceramic palettes. But both of the ones that I have are excellent, and Blick's price is right around HALF of what I found these at in a brick-and-mortar so I can't complain!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Check out those dimensions!
from buffalo, ny
The 3-well palette is heavy and solid, just what I was looking for to avoid spilling and tipping. It is SO GIGANTIC! Quite a bit larger than I was expecting, having not seen it to scale and also I didn't measure out the dimensions. Alternatively, the 7 well flower palette is smaller than I'd imagined it would be (again I did not measure ahead of time).So the moral of the story is to scope out your dimensions if size matters to you.The flower palette is perfect, obvi, for watercolors and that massive 3 well mixing bowl will be great for painting large swaths of dye onto fabric. Or even for watercolor washes! YEAH!
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palettes to scale
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By Nick's Mom
from Richmond, VA
Bought as a gift for my son. He loves it. He likes the way it is so easy to clean. He likes the weight, it stays put.
Affordable, wonderful porcelain palettes
from Austin, TX
Porcelain palettes are the way to go when it comes to water media. You can mix colors and see how the colors will actually look on white paper. It doesn't stain and it cleans up beautifully. And unlike plastic palettes, the painkt/ink won't bead up. Instead you'll have a nice puddle. This makes more of a difference than many people realize. I've purchased both the round 11 well palette and several of the flower palettes and I love both. At the moment I am learning to use a limited palette with my watercolors so I've been challenging myself to only using the 6 colors in the Daniel Smith Introductory Set (Hansa Yellow Light, New Gamboge, Pyrrol Scarlet, Quinacridone Rose, Phthalo Blue, and Ultramarine Blue). I've dedicated my 11 well round palette for this set. 6 of the wells have the colors straight from the tube, aligned in a color wheel format (two yellows at top, red on the right, blues on the left) leaving spaces in between to mix secondary colors (yellow and red to make orange). And the middle mixing area is used to make more specific color mixing/fine tuning. I regularly clean out the center as I'm painting and moving onto different colors. Attached is a picture.For the price tag, there is no reason not to invest in these. I do wish this was a bit larger in the center, but for the price tag, it has been great. Its still light enough I can bring it down to the kitchen to paint. If it happened to fall and break, its not a $80 investment like many of the high end palettes (for the record, the several that I own have never broken or ever chipped). If/when I move on from my limited palette experiment (or just decide to switch out one color for another), I can just spray some water and clean these back to pearly white all over again. I LOVE that. Attached is a photo of the Round 11 well palette filled with the daniel smith watercolors mentioned above, organized like a color wheel.
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Round 11 well palette with Daniel Smith Intro Set
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I love it!
By Turkey Dinner
from Houston, TX
I've been looking for an affordable porcelain palette for a while now, and then I saw an amazing deal. It was such a steal that I had to have it. The quality is pretty good, and I use it with my watercolors.
Finally found the perfect palettes!
from Castro Valley, CA
I have many palettes for watercolors, but never found the one I love, till now. The flower shape porcelain ones are perfect. I bought 2 of them and use them all the time! I love how it pools my favorite colors. In addition to these, I use a larger palette to squeeze out paint and store and the combination works beautifully. I highly recommend these, and the price on this site is unbeatable!
Perfect for drawing inks!
from Washington DC
These porcelain palettes come in every size to suit anyone'/ needs. They're perfect for using with drawing inks and clean VERY easily. Quality purchase!
Great for small paintings
A good quality compact palette ideal for small botanical paintings.
from Victoria, be, canada
I like porcelain palettes because they do not stain and clean up easily.
By old goat
from flag pond, tn
good size, weight, and depth
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