The Michigan School: Michian Porcelain Artists Spring Retreat
Hi, there! Loooooooooooooooong time no see! How have you been?
I studied abroad in America again , and the day before yesterday I returned to Japan! Although I’ve been suffering from a jet lag, I’d love to update my blog entry!
Today’s entry is about my best American friend, Gay’s school, Michigan Porcelain Artists Spring Retreat! She just started her own school this year!
Here is her school’s website: http://michiganporcelainartists.weebly.com/
I attended her school and took a Cuban painter, Ivonne Planos’s class.
Here is my work! I painted it with her.
I have done raised paste in Japan, but I didn’t like it because I couldn’t do it well. After I used Ivonne’s raised paste, it was great! I came to like it!
I love Ivonne’s artwork because they seem to be classic and elegant and have a lot of details. I also love adding a lot of tiny details on my work. I learned a lot from her. I especially love her wonderful raised paste and gold works! They are really really beautiful!
I misspainted this bottom part, and I painted with a blue color all part of it. So, I changed a little bit my vase’s design. Mine is different from other students, but I prefer mine.
This class was a six days class. It was the first time for me to melt some powder colors with some turpentine oil and copaiba. Ivonne covered with her mix blue over my base once. After only one fire, it turned out very pretty shiny blue. I’d love to use her techniques when I cover whole things with some colors. Her techniques are really useful and easy.
Her class was very interesting. All her classmates became good friends and we enjoyed chatting while painting. I’d love to take her class again! Thank you so much for teaching me a lot, Ivonne!
I met some friends at Gay’s school again. I also met new friends and teachers.
I’m so happy because all of them remembered my name and face. Every time they saw me, they spoke to me!
This time I didn’t have much time to hang out with my painting friends because I had to prepare for the convention in Canada after class. I’d been painting almost until midnight every day. Gay prepared some events; going antiques after class, bingo games and so on, and I really wanted to attend, but I couldn’t do it. Even so, I enjoyed watching some demonstrations. I already signed up her school for next year, so I’m looking forward to meeting my friends there again! Gay’s school just started, but I really hope her school will become one of the most popular porcelain painting schools in the world!