Vipoo Srivilasa – Decorating Little People – Part 2

This class will emphasize on decorating techniques I used to decorate “Little People”.

This is the perfect workshop to do at home. Vipoo created this series of work during the lockdown time to keep himself company. You can now make your own to keep you company or send them to your loved ones.

In this workshop, you’re going to learn:

✔ How I clean my greenware
✔ Underglaze painting
✔ Blue and white painting, using cobalt oxide – my signature style
✔ Underglaze pencil drawing
✔ Dots glazing
✔ Glazing and cleaning access glaze
✔ Applying gold lustre
✔ Water based overglaze painting

This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn a new skill and challenge themselves. There are endless possibilities with these techniques.

By the end of the workshop, you will have learned many different decoration techniques that you could used to decorate your little people (from part I workshop) or apply the techniques to your own work.

For this workshop, there is a lot of material as I will demonstrate many techniques.

  1. Sponge and small brush for cleaning greenware
  2. Pencil for sketch pattern on the greenware. I use an HB pencil.
  3. Your favorite underglaze. I use Duncan, E-Z Stroke
  4. Different size brushes for painting, I usually use 4 brushes – one small size with point end for line, medium size for shading, fine Chinese brush for fine line and a line brush for a very fine and long line. The line brush is usually used for manuscript or miniature painting
  5. Cobalt oxide, clear glaze powder and painting medium
  6. Food coloring
  7. Clear glaze
  8. Chamois (usually used for car cleaning)
  9. A set of plastic sheets to keep your clay slab moist
  10. Gold lustre
  11. Lavender oil
  12. Another set of brushes that only use for lustring
  13. Kemper Gold Pen
  14. Overglaze powder
  15. Another set of brushes that only use for overglaze painting
  16. a ceramic kiln

A note on firing and clay
I use commercial midfire clear glaze. I fire my works to 1200C. For lustre and overglaze firing, I fire to 800 C. I use an electric kiln and oxidation firing.

About Vipoo Srivilasa

Vipoo Srivilasa is a Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator, and arts activist. Srivilasa works predominantly in porcelain but also in an inter-disciplinary manner, creating works on paper, mixed media, and bronze sculpture, as well as large scale public art. Srivilasa’s playful blend of European historical figures and Asian decorative art practices often explores contemporary cross-cultural and migration experiences.

For more than 20 years, Vipoo has exhibited both internationally and throughout Australia, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Saatchi Gallery, London; Ayala Museum, Philippines; Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Nanjing Arts Institute, China and the National Gallery of Thailand. His work is held in national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, GOMA, and the Craft Council, UK.

IG: @vipooart

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