After lustres were
applied and fired, I painted the eye with black paint. Be
careful as black paint has a tendency to chip if applied too
heavily. 2 applications for a deep colour tone are best.
Select colours you
wish to use.
Frog 1 – Forest Green
sponged on – 2 applications firing in between.
Frog 2 – Light Green
and Orange Lustre.
Technique – Frog 2:
Set each colour out in a dish and dilute with lustre
Have a separate brush or sponge for each colour. Also a
brush for flooding Gum Turps.
Very liberally brush Gum Turps over the piece – this
gives the piece a “greasy” surface for the lustres to flow.
Working quickly (before G.turps evaporates) brush or
sponge lustres onto areas of porcelain.
Now let lustre “do its thing”. Tip piece from side to
side allowing colours to merge and form patterns. Fire
You may need to repeat this process if the colours are not deep