Delft blue basket with fruit and flowers...

Last week I took my yearly porcelain painting class from Cocky Wildschut again.  This time we wanted to paint a scene on tiles.  I found ...


Last week I took my yearly porcelain painting class from Cocky Wildschut again.  This time we wanted to paint a scene on tiles.  I found a lovely image of a basket of fruit and flowers on the Internet which I (and another student) decided to use as an example.  Although Cocky had prepared a lovely example for us to copy (which was similar to this basket) we decided to draw freehand. 


The nine tiles are about 3 x 3 cm.  I did have some problems with my pen in the beginning as the lines were too thick to my liking.  Later in the day I borrowed another pen which was so nice and thin, a pleasure to work with.


As I am a very slow worker I have to push myself to just get on with it, sometimes leaving mistakes as they are.  Of course I always make time for tea and cookies. 
On the top left corner of the photo you can see the example Cocky prepared for us.  Normally you would make the back all black with pencil so you can copy the image straight onto the porcelain.  Those lines are copied with the pen and then painted.  The pencil marks will burn away in the oven.  But as I said, I did it freehand this time, so no pencil, straight onto the porcelain with the pen. 



Our work is ready to go into the oven.  The vase and tiles on the right are mine.  I made the vase another time but it needed some touching up.  The tiles in the middle are by my friend who did a fantastic job, so delicately painted.  She used half of the prepared example and added some elements freehand and  it was only her second time painting on porcelain!  The tiles bottom left are by Jeffry, who is such an accomplished artist!



In this photo you can see the wonderful work of the other half of the class.  The two ladies who always sit opposite of me are very fast workers and make such beautiful work.  They each finished three wonderful pieces where I only managed one.  The coloured pieces are so lovely.

We hope to do another porcelain painting class next year, we all enjoy it so much! 

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39 comments

  1. C'est très beau et d'autant plus lorsque le dessin est peint "à main levée".
    Mais la peinture sur porcelaine , est-ce si différent que la peinture normale ?

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  2. Merci Catherine! Oui, c'est différent parce que la peinture se comporte différemment. Il'y a des autres techniques. Par ailleurs, on doit considérer qu'il va ressembler après sa cuite.

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  3. It is absolutely wonderful Josje!!!!

    Do you have any contact details for the classes or info on the pens you are talking about? I used to make porcelain dolls years ago, still want to make some mini ones, so I still have my kiln, maybe I can try my hand at tile making with a bit of info.

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  4. C'est magnifique, j'adore!!! Bravo

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  5. That is FAN-TAS-TIC !
    How can you get so tiny details ? It is magic for me who can't paint nor draw at all !!!

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  6. Wat mooi Josje!
    Wat kun je mooi en fijntjes schilderen.
    Krijgt het een plekje in je nieuwe huis?
    Mss een gekke vraag,ik draai nog niet zo heel lang mee in het wereltje van miniaturen maar waar kan ik bv vinden, waar dit soort workshops worden gehouden.?
    Is hier een website voor, waarop aangeven is, wat er zoal aan workshops plaats vind bv in 2012.
    Ik heb echt geen idee.

    Groeten, Alexandra.

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  7. Hallo Josje

    Wat kan jij toch ook mooi schilderen, prachtig geworden.


    Groetjes xx Conny

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  8. Your tiles are beautiful. Well done.

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  9. These are gorgeous! Such beautifully fine work. You should be very proud of these pieces. Judith x

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  10. Son unas piezas absolutamente maravillosas!! Enhorabuena por tan exquisito trabajo!!

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  11. What a GREAT class! You did such a WONDERFUL job painting your tiles! They are really beautiful!!! I want to crawl through my screen and see more. :-)
    So what are you going to use them for? Doesn't it make you want to buy and kiln?
    This is what is so much fun about miniatures. There is always something new to make that is totally different.

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  12. You are indeed in very accomplished company, Josje. All beautiful pieces.

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  13. Wat een geweldig resultaat. Je hebt weer een kunstwerk in huis.

    Groetjes, Roelie

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  14. Wat geweldig mooi, beeldschoon !!

    Groetjes Ilonka

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  15. Joshe, envy you with green! Such talent! The tiles, plates and dishes look fabulous! Natalia

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  16. So great picture!!I admire your all works, Josje.
    Hugs, Magda

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  17. Son unas piezas preciosas, Felicidades!!

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  18. How fabulous Josje, I can understand why you have signed up again for next year....your tiles are wonderful!!!

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  19. These tiles look so familiar! They are beautifull, can't wait to pick them up at Arnhem. And thank you for your kind words Josje.

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  20. Wonderful work! I imagine an old stove over the wall!
    Anda

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  21. These are delightful! What a wonderful class to have the opportunity to take!

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  22. Josje, your tiles are GORGEOUS! I can see why you take your time... the results are Exquisite! You are so lucky to have a class of this kind to go to! I can't wait to see where you will use your tiles! I LOVE the design you chose... it has such an authentic look to it... as if it was made in the seventeenth century! I would sign up every year too!

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  23. Your work is beautiful, I love the result.
    Congratulations!
    Geneviève

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  24. Beautiful, love the work and detail.

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  25. What a beautiful design!!! The workmanship is incredible. Cant wait to see what you have planned for these.... LJ

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  26. Unas piezas preciosas y muy delicadas!!!!
    Un magnifico trabajo.
    Besitos.

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  27. Hi Josje,

    What beautiful work. You really are a talented lady. The tiles are just divine and I think you've done a wonderful job in capturing the true delft style.

    Fi x

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  28. Elga, you lucky woman, you have got a kiln as well!! Wonderful to have all of these tools at your disposal. That is a bit of a dream for me, to have a great outfitted workshop space.
    I will send you an email.

    Alexandra, meestal vind ik de workshops tijdens de beurzen of van horen zeggen. Cocky Wildschut heeft tijdens de beurs meestal een lijst liggen waar je je op kunt inschrijven. Trees Beertema is vaak gastvrouw voor verschillende workshops van buitenlandse miniaturisten. Je zou haar kunnen mailen of ze je een lijst wil sturen met data en info. Verder staan er vaak workshops vermeld in de twee poppenhuistijdschriften.

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  29. Hoi Conny! Lief van je, maar Jeffry is de echte kunstenaar hoor! groet, Josje

    Catherine, thank you! I don't know what I'll do with the tiles yet. They'll probably end up in my new kitchen. I have looked at buying a kiln second hand, but they are still quite expensive, and BIG as well. It will take a lot of time and effort to get the hang of working it and I don't know it is worth all that. But never say never of course ;-)

    Jeffry, ;-)

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  30. Your tiles are beautiful, Josje. It looks like a fun class to participate in.

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  31. Stunning! Beautiful work! congratulations, the thiles are truly beautiful, and I love the other pieces too!!

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  32. Wat mooi weer, Josje. Ik geniet altijd erg van je blog!
    groet van Margot

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  33. They are incredible fine and delicate. I always can find my dream in your works, Josje.
    How patient you are!

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  34. "Award" for...you!!!
    http://diariovittoriano-blanche.blogspot.com/2012/02/grazieluisa-grazieelvira.html

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  35. Hi Josje, what beautiful work. You certainly are very talented. Thank you so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  36. Beautiful ceramics! I love the paintings. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs

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  37. Tienes unos trabajos preciosos, esos azulejos son una maravilla!
    Saludos!!
    http://eluniversodefreya.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your work is lovely Josje, you should be proud of it.
    Sandie

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