Friday, September 23, 2011

MY CURRENT CHINA PAINTS Part 2 for Painting on Porcelain (incl. ball-jointed porcelain dolls) on MATTE and SATIN Glazed Tiles

Sorry these two tiles took a while to post. I was busy with my theatre group, not to mention I'm not yet making a living off of my ceramic works.

I think I should use either the matte or satin glazes, as opposed to just painting on unglazed bisque, although my ceramic dolls are fully shrunk and sealed prior to painting. Supposedly the china paint sinks into the glaze, and if the pieces are unglazed, the china paint would still adhere to the doll parts, but it might not be as good. I'm just assuming this. Next time I paint over unglazed, I'll try to scrub the paint off after the kiln stage.


  1. Let us know what happens with the unglazed ones. Interesting to see if there is a noticeable difference.

    1. Hi Captain! It's 2013, sorry for the delay in replying. I've learned the right way to paint the porcelain. China paint is used. The correct look is unglazed bisque, lightly colored using china paint, which is very thin. Glaze is thick. Glaze thickens the skin and the details get lost. Clear glaze cannot be used because it makes the skin glossy and less human-like. There are a few more problems with glaze, I might discuss those later.


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