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China Paint and Overglaze

book coverby Paul Lewing
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Invented in 9th century China, coveted in 17th century Europe, treasured in 19th century America, and neglected by art schools for over 100 years, china painting is poised for a revival with new materials, new forms and new imagery. China paint- fired at the lowest end of the ceramic range- offers consistent, durable, predictable color, from the brightest hues to the subtlest gradations. Any effect that paint or ink can achieve, china paint can duplicate. For the ceramic artist interested in exploring this robust medium to the lifelong china painter, “China Paint & Overglaze” is the essential text. This groundbreaking book, the first to showcase the work of traditional china painters and contemporary potters and clay sculptors together, includes many unique features on every aspect of an exciting and colorful medium.

an outstanding compendium on the subject of china painting. It should become the standard reference book on the subject… a ‘must have’ book for those interested in this art form.

John Hesselberth, co-author of “Mastering Cone 6 Glazes”

An absolute feast!... The most complete book I have ever seen on overglaze, for both china painters and potters.

Marci Blattenberger, co-founder Porcelain Painters International Online


Published 2007 by American Ceramic Society, ISBN# 1-57498-269-9
Hardcover, 248 pages, 288 photos and illustrations



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List price: $59.95.
Shipping & handling in the US, $7.00. (Non-US residents should contact me individually)
WA residents only, 9.5% sales tax. (That’s $5.69)


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