Betty Gerstner

     Artist in Paradise

Hand Painted Porcelain


Silhouette Palm Trees on Vase
Palm Tree Silhouettes in Luster on Vase

This vase was painted using a technique I learned from my former Luster Teacher, Michael Sullivan. He demonstrated this technique one year at the Oregon Porcelain Artists Retreat (OPAR). The silhouette part of the vase is done in only two firings. I picked two luster colors which work well together when fired over each other. For the first fire, I masked off the background and then painted into the remaining palm tree shapes with a dark brown luster. For the second fire, I painted over the whole vase with a light tan luster color. I painted the rim of the vase with Liquid Bright Gold .

This vase has been sold

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