Have you ever felt a bout of creativity threatening your peaceful little existence, demanding to be satisfied, even though you really haven’t evolved past the stage where you draw people looking like toothpicks? If so, you know what I mean. But, at Made by You in Bucharest, your inner artist will be at ease.
Made by You is a lovely little place in a superb old house in the Gradina Icoanei area (check the Gradina Icoanei article), where you can paint on ceramic objects. You can choose from a selection of over 80 items, ranging from cups, mugs and coasters to plateaus and vases. The price includes the objects as such, the colors and other materials you use and the instructions for painting techniques; it usually takes three to five days for your souvenirs to be ready, after they are baked in the special ceramic oven.
The ladies there – owner Renata and her colleague Yvonne – are the most patient and attentive persons you can expect to meet in such a place, so you’ll have an absolutely lovely time just by chatting with them; they do tend to make your day. What I really love about spending a couple of hours there is the feeling of utter and complete relaxation you get and your mind void of any thoughts related to the outside world.
Be prepared to spend some time with yourself, you’ll be amazed at the effects!