I’ve just listed this handpainted porcelain vase in my shop. I’ll find it hard to part with this piece as it took so long to paint. It’s OOAK, and has black & white zentangle dandelion design, painted on a Limoges porcelain vase using overglaze enamels and mother of pearl lustre.
The vase measures 24cx x 25cm approximately, it’s really quite heavy and gave me a sore wrist in the 3 days it took to paint it.
Here’s a bit of information about the painting process…………
First mat white enamel was applied to the vase, and allowed to dry, then the zentangle weeds design was scratched out using a toothpick in the sgraffito manner. The mat white enamel is pink until it’s fired, this makes it easer to see.The dandelions were hand penned using a mapping pen and black enamel, this isn’t my most favourite technique, penwork has taken a bit of time to master, but that is the nature of skilled work. After firing a coat of mother of pearl lustre, and liquid platinum details were applied to the vase, it was then re-fired to make the design permanent. I have to say I’m quite proud of this unique artwork, it is a collectors item.
The vase is signed by me ,the artist, on the base.
Here’s a post I wrote earlier telling more about this new range of handpainted porcelain, why not commission your own unique vase or any item of hand painted pottery.
And here’s a little video I’ve put together using pictures taken during the painting process, these pieces of hand painted porcelain are my babies so I like to keep a record to remember them when they leave home.