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Correction to February Blog Post

HI everyone – apologise for not having been able to get a blog done for March – unfortunately, health issues got in the way lol, but I wanted to post this short blog/message regarding the blog I did in February – where I made a schoolgirl error in the pasting and copying!! George Wells kindly came to the rescue and pointed out the error of my ways for which I am grateful.

For those who attended last year’s convention and watched the film seminar they would have seen how the ground colours were applied and for those who did not attend I wanted to add this to last month’s blog – now George has written up the correct version of the application of ground colours so here it is and now we will have the correct method and I will double check my paste and copying in future!!

All is well with my health now so will be back next month with a new blog and the correct information.

Ground colors did not go on first. The order of application has to follow the rule that what goes on first is on the bottom of the stack, so-to-speak. Cobalt, either transferred or hand-painted, went on first. Then the piece was glazed and then glost-fired at high temperature. Then, anything that wasn’t to be covered with ground color had to be protected from the application of the ground color.  This was done either by attaching a mask or baffle – like a round disc to protect the center of a plate – or by painting a resist material (like rubber cement) to protect parts of the pattern from being covered with the ground color, like flowers that were to stand out in contrast to the ground color. The ground color was then (usually) sprayed on the piece, and then the baffles were removed, or the resist material was peeled off, revealing the uncolored/protected parts of the pattern.