Type of item: Home Decor
German white porcelain vase blank Porcelain paints, oil, brushes, etc. Electric kiln
What was your inspiration?
I have always loved roses and hydrangeas because of their subtle colorations and fragile beauty. I love to paint both roses and hydranges. This large (16") vase was a wedding gift for a relative. The gold rim is 24k fired on gold.
What are you most proud of?
All of my designs on porcelain and glass are original and done free hand with no 'cartoons' or sketches.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Find a go'od china painting teacher in your area and sign up for classes. Also, one can find books on the medium online and occassionally in libraries. This art form/media harkens back to ancient China. The Victorian Age brought 'china painting' to victorian ladies of the era. Antique shops carry antique painted porcelain by such artisans for RSPrussia, RSGermany, Leykauf, and others. It is a wonderfully beautiful medium.