Fish decor for bathroom

Being a ceramic artist I made my own fish decor for my bathroom. I like art and decor that is original. I think originality is very important. I wanted it to have a mixture of color to make it versatile. I wanted to be able to pull any color from the art work and use it as my accent color. I would use towels and throw rugs in the accent color to make a visual impact.

I wanted to make it easy to change the accent color whenever I wanted. It’s easy to change out the towels and rug for another color and give the bathroom a new different look. My bathroom was already in a natural color so all I needed was to plan my wall gallery. A good resource for colors is my article on future color trends.

Netural bathroom wall color is great for decor


My walls were in a natural color so my ceramic fish art work if done in the right colors would pop. I decided to go with a wall gallery because I had one wall that was fairly large and bare. One wall art d├ęcor would look awkward on the wall and would not fill the space so a gallery would be the best choice. I also wanted something that would be steam proof. My bathroom tends to get real steamy therefore I knew ceramics would hold up very well. If you would like more information on how to hand ceramic art on the wall you can read my article, how to hang ceramic decor on the wall.

Creating the fish decor


This article is about the creation of bathroom art and not how to decorate a bathroom. However, if you keep reading you are going to most likely learn something valuable you can use in your decorating projects. You may also like my other article on how to elevate your decor by using ceramic pottery.

School of fish bathroom wall decor
School of ceramic fish for bathroom wall
Since I was planning a gallery of ceramics I wanted to size each piece the right size. I did not want to have it too big. I ended up with ceramics about nine and ten inches long. This size would fill the space and work well in my situation. I thought about doing starfish or maybe old bathroom signs to make it look vintage but I ended up making ceramic fish. The fish would be grouped together on the wall making my gallery. I would position them going down or up at a slight angle to make it interesting. To form the gallery all I need was three fish approximately nine to eleven inches long each.

Three fish were made by cutting the clay into three equal parts and rolling them out on the roller to get a nice and even thickness. All the air was worked out of the clay beforehand. I then marked the clay with my design and cut the clay into the shape of a fish.

The clay fish was then set out to dry. The clay slowly dried out and became what’s called “Leather Hard”. This is a state where the water in the clay has evaporated. Once fired the clay is called bisqueware. In this state, the clay art is easily breakable. I applied several coats of paint, let dry and then fired the pieces up to about two thousand degrees in the kiln.

Fish decor color scheme


My color scheme was to be colorful and to use complementary colors that looked great together. The fish turned out to be great. They did not break during the firing process. I mounted the fish on my bathroom wall turning my wall into a ceramic wall art gallery.

I like the results so much I went on to make many more ceramic fish. For each one I used complementary vivid colors that looked good together. I now have a lot of ceramic colorful fish that are all unique.

Closer look at bathroom fish decor

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Bathroom fish decor conclusion


I hope this was an interesting article and provided you with some bathroom decor ideas. Ceramic tile and ceramic art works well in the bathroom and by using a natural wall color and using a darker color accents and wall art you can make a dramatic impact. This scheme also makes it easy to change to another color. And if you are going to sell, the buyer most likely will not have to reconstruct bathroom tiles for another color. They would simply change the accents.

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