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#21 bigDave

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

And the Pic of the pot just talked about

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:02 AM


I never use commercial underglazes... so can't really say. I ALWAYS use commercial overglaze enamels... and grind them too.

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........................john

Good stuff J-B,

So am I understanding ...commercial overglaze enamel= china paint ?

that process seems better for me,

I have scuttled many green pots with cobalt as you described above... LOL
Currently that is how I am working, just want that other look, like the goldfish ... No one is doing this kind of work in the States...for Bonsai pots.

Thanks

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ps, my current style

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#23 JBaymore

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

I'm surprised no one mentioned china paints....


Overglaze enamels are also known as china paints.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:07 PM


I'm surprised no one mentioned china paints....


Overglaze enamels are also known as china paints.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:21 PM


I'm surprised no one mentioned china paints.... If the second piece looks like the detail is on top of the glaze, it is probably china paints. They are applied after the glaze is fired and then refired to about cone 016. Check the directions on the china paints if you try it. Here's a website that sells supplies. http://www.marylandc...g-supplies.html
Try searching on YouTube or Google for China Painting techniques...

Good Luck!


I think you just did...Scooby, rank roo

The site that has given me the inspiration, is strictly Japanese potters and that is what Im shooting for, look wise. But now clues given at the latest blog post seem to signal china paints, what he call overglaze enamels are being used. Here is a quote then the link

Three views of a fantastic overglaze enamel celadon pot with goldfish. The thickness of the enamel makes the goldfish seem almost 3 dimensional. The detailing to the feet is especially nice.



I have had some fun, and a little success, playing with oxides. I recently applied a nice cobalt oxide to a piece that had a negative texture (bamboo) on a white clay that had been bisque fired to 04. I VERY carefully dabbed on a clear glaze with a sponge, then brushed over it with another layer of clay. Some areas of the cobalt bled into the clear glaze in little blobs; some areas (where the oxide was thinner) didn't. So it seems to me that on my next trial I should wipe off more of the cobalt so it won't bleed into the clear. But I'm reading here that maybe I can apply the cobalt to the dried piece and bisque fire it and then the cobalt won't bleed into the clear glaze. Would that work? Now that I'm writing this I'm thinking that this would work with cobalt brushed on, but not cobalt wiped off, because that would destroy the texture on the piece that was not hardened by bisque firing. Hmm. . .stream of consciousness learning. . .
http://japanesebonsaipots.net/



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

I contribute so rarely I forget how to reply. Sorry. Can you'all figure out where this reply is supposed to go?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:36 PM

I contribute so rarely I forget how to reply. Sorry. Can you'all figure out where this reply is supposed to go?



Cheese whiz, metal and mud , you got my hopes up for more tips...

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

My instructor at our local Community College uses brushes that are used for painting onto nails. You know, the nail art craze? She is a phenomenal artist but her lines are so--o thin and even. These brushes are embarrassing affordable .

Hola Folks,

Been Making bonsai pots for a decade. I make mostly unglazed, stoneware brown, electric fired stuff, I guess youd say utilitarian pots.

I have been admiring the very decorative porcelian pots coming out of Japan.

So I have been trying brushwork, on bisque. Looks like amateur hour. The best Ive done is in my avatar.




Any ideas as to how this work below is accomplished ?

And where do you get those amazing brushes that do such a fine line?





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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

A friend and I just made a trip to Highwater Clay in Asheville, NC and she purchased a liner brush that has a reservoir to hold the colorant so it can do a lot before running out. Much more than just a liner brush. She does a lot of very fine-line decoration on her pieces. When she tried it out, she said it was the best brush she had ever used for this purpose. http://www.highwater...upright_145.jpg
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#30 bigDave

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:06 AM

[quote name='Mossyrock' date='07 May 2013 - 04:16 AM' timestamp='1367928987' post='34259']
the best brush she had ever used for this purpose.

oo THANKS MOSSY, NICE LOOKING BRUSH

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:07 AM

Altered clay,
thanks for commenting...good tip...

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