WHAT IS PORCELAIN?
The genuine china or "hard china" has
beeen discovered many centuries ago in far East. It is
made from a mixture of kaolin, feldspar and quartz. Several
steps, several cooking at very high temperature (between
800 and then 1250 or 1450 degrees centigrade) are needed
to get its hardness and shine. The "biscuit" became "Porcelain".
First of all I choose fine white china.
The first step is to draw on china the
chosen design as bouquet , flower ,bird ,character ...If
there are outlines to be done , they can be drawn with
a special pen.
Regarding specific colours concerning
china , I use pigments mixed with oil. For dilution
turpentine oil is necessary .
Different brushes are used. Stage after
stage, work will be done, several cooking are necessary,
two three, four... at 860°.
The gold or platinum laying will be the
The uniform manner of colouring flat
rim of the plate is called "Putoisage".
VERY IMPORTANT :
These high cooked items are suitable
They also can be washed in dishwasher
and put in micro- wave EXCEPT items decorated with platinum