New Porcelain Series: Ornaments by Nina Levett : Plates : Design Vienna
I will be opening a small shop in Vienna this autumn, therefore I want to proceed with the production of products in the next two months. The main focus of the shop will be on handprinted textiles but there will also be tableware and wallpapers.
In the last days I made some new tableware. The themes are the same as always: a doll-like woman, at the same time whore, wreck, princess, doll and supermodel (is or wants to be). She eats too much. She eats too little. She feels she should be like this or like this.
These photos show the work in progress of the making of the porcelain plates. The yellow stickers on the plate are the silkscreen prints that will be heated in the kiln. I work with especially high temperatures. Normally the silkscreen colour is burned at 700 degrees Celsius. I double that heat (going as far as 1250) so that the colour sinks into the plates. I can put up to 6 plates in the kiln each day. The burning takes about 24 hours. The placement of the foils takes up to two hours per plate. Each plate is different.
This time the plates will be blue (THE classic colour for tableware). I am curious to read your comments,….