cat plates - make something like this with ceramic paint.

Cool Cat Plates - VivaTerra -- I would use these all year long. get some yourself some pawtastic adorable cat apparel!

Anthropologie EU Monogrammed Meadow Trinket Dish by Amelia Hebertson.

Monogrammed Meadow Trinket Dish

Stumped about what to make your loved ones this year? Check out this great list of  11 DIY Expensive Looking Gift Ideas.

11 DIY Expensive Looking Gift Ideas

Painted ceramics by roootree | wildflower painting | wildflower | flower pattern | porcelain patterns

Wildflower Ceramics That Celebrate the Outdoors by Illustrator Roootree

As you can see, there are plenty of pottery painting ideas waiting for you out there once you decide to take it up. The simple and logical thing to do would

DIY hand-painted ceramic tealight holders by funnelcloud rachel, via Flickr

I've got a dark blue ceramic pen waiting for me. And there are white plates and bowls on sale down the road. Creative: Eleven Ceramic Projects To DIY (via funnelcloud: DIY hand-painted ceramic tealight holders)