Wheel thrown porcelain vase using water etching decoration techniques. I start with unfired bone-dry ware. Paint design using shellac and wipe it off gently with a wet sponge. This is a great technique to add depth and visual interest to a surface while keeping a very clean and simple finish. I hand painted with Mother of Pearl lustre and fired a third time to 1159 to create bright shiny iridescent on fish and splash.
Porcelain with celadon, crystalline glaze and mother of pearl lustre
Measure 6 3/4" tall X 4 1/2” wide