o.O..... Oh my!!! This one is gorgeous!! Instead of the butterfly on the flowers, you have the flowers on the butterfly...just genious!!! The cups & saucers have a pretty shaped pattern on them...very shiny!! I love the colours & ur photo set. I think you should make a beautiful photo book of ur work & it would be a work of art itself!!!
Thanks for the comment and interest. There were four fires altogether. First I formed orchid ornaments and fired them (2 fires in the kiln). Later I combined them with the cups, saucers and teapot and painted twice with two fires in between.
Sometimes my sets require even more fires (from 5 to 7). All the fires were atmospheric, but I have a little difficulty to describe the cone because I work in Celsius degrees. 1st fire (bisquit) 1190 degrees C 2nd fire (glaze) 1280 degrees C 3rd and fourth fires (porcelain paints) 800 degrees Celsius
I don't do any casting or moulding, for this I would need a ceramic workshop and I just make my porcelains on a wooden tray in the kitchen. I have too little free time to develop a full-fledged ceramic career (court translator's job). Besides, I think I wouldn't find pleasure in just forming pots and saucers so I simply buy them and decorate them with my own handformed ornaments (fusing them together in the kiln). But, of course, the more complex forms such as baskets, jewellery or bigger sculptures are entirely hanformed by me from porcelain clay.