Sunday, 25 November 2012
Stephen Bird and Philip Eglin*, I decided to finally use the Pebeo porcelain paint that I bought about five years ago on some boring white plates that I had at home. It felt as though I was painting with nail polish, and I haven't baked the finished plates yet, but overall I am quite happy with the result. Plain white china at Sandra's house, look out! (Unfortunately, although washable once baked, Pebeo's porcelain paint does not go well with food.)
*Comparing mass produced dishes + craft paint to the work of these fantastic artists would not just be insulting to them, but to anyone with a degree in ceramics, oops, sorry.....!!
LATER: still too scared to bake the plates, in case the thickly painted parts melt across the surface or splotch....if anyone out there has any tips and/or reassurance, please let me know!