Welcome to Vintage Porcelain Art! I am an award winning porcelain artist with over 20 years experience. I specialize in the vintage "lost" art of china painting in the style of the old victorian masters as well as in the romantic, shabby and cottage chic style. Thank you for letting me share my art with you!
Whe the package arrived it felt like my birthday! The package was beautifully packaged! I wish I had thought to take a picture! When I opened the box, the first thing i noticed was the wonderful delicate scent of roses......
When I dug further I found this.....
A BEAUTIFULLY decorated box, with porcelain doll head in a rose.....
There was also a carefully decorated and hand written note from her explaining the origin of the doll head.......
She said that the porcelain doll head is from Germany, and probably made circa 1800's. There is a man in Germany that digs these doll pieces out of the ground where the factories used to be!
Here is a link that Virginia shared on her blog with pictures of the man digging the doll heads out.....
When I look at white porcelain I see what it could look like painted with beautiful decorations and flowers.....
Sounds silly but I ask it,
What would you like to wear?
Or... go totally WILD and put a little bit of everything on?
What color you you want to wear with your flowers? Or maybe we don't even choose flowers, we choose fruit or something else......
Pink? Aqua? Brown? Green?
How much gold do you want?
A lot of
BLING or under stated elegance?
Sometimes I know exactly how a piece should look and sometimes I change my mind several times through the process.
But ALL pieces start out WHITE
Definition of white?
White is the presence of ALL colors, so you can't make a wrong pick!
Here is what "Christmas in July" looks like to a china painter.......
I just got a shipment of white porcelain "blanks" and more is on the way!
Look! Even my bunny is excited! LOL! Yes, I have a house bunny. She is box trained and hangs out with the cat around the house.
To be honest, she is more exctied about playing in the cardboard boxes and packing materials than about Mommy getting porcelain to paint on.
I thought she was so cute streaking through my picture. Shes a real attention hog!
So here is a twist on "Tea for Me and Thee".....
I thought you might like to see a tea/coffee set get all dressed up for the tea party!
There are several steps and a few times in the kiln before the set is ready for tea time!
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The decoration of china is a peculiarly interesting art, because by this means articles that are both beautiful and useful are produced, and also in that the mineral decoration, once fixed by fire, is fadeless and invulnerable to the ravages of time as long as the object upon which it is applied endures.
~Mary Louise McLaughlin
The China Painters, Handbook
In conclusion, look upon this art not altogether as "a craze", or as a pastime - it is something nobler.
~Susan Stuart Goodrich Frackelton
Tried by Fire
My name is Amy Enright and I am a mother, wife and an artist. I live in Southern California with my best friend and husband,Trevor and my 13 year old daughter, Leah. I've loved to draw an paint as long as I can remember. My mom and other family members recognized and encouraged my interest in art. I have 23 years experience in china painting. The fundamentals of art I learned during my study of china painting. While china painting is my foundation and my passion, I enjoy other mediums including face and body painting, mural painting and painting on canvas.
Thank you for allowing me to share my art with you!