Why am I so attracted to this period ? I think it is the theatricality and the magnificent apparel. It started out just with inks and bleach and I would create these imaginary people.. I then thought I would used oxides and under-glazes and see how they turned out after a bisque and high porcelain firing.
This is when the magic happened for me. The unpredictable fusing of the glazes gave some amazing results as well as rubbish. This excites me and I have continued to use method. I make my own porcelain tiles and paint the simple images onto them. When I open the kiln it is always with fingers crossed.