Another pinner pinned --After being tortured by seeing all the "diy plates" with sharpies, I feel honor bound to post that you really should be using a Pebeo Porcelaine 150 pen. Seriously, this is what we use and sell at work-- don't use sharpies people!
DIY hand-painted ceramic tealight holders // Draw patterns on the ceramic dishes with a Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paint Pen (this color = Lapis), allow them to dry for 24 hours, then bake them in the oven to set the ink.
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)