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Friday, May 18, 2012

Every now and then I get to keep what I have painted




We worked on different ideas but in the end it wasn't quite right.
We will give it another try when her kitchen is ready.



A very large plate with a secret.
Under the gold is a different monogram.





This is a very large plate, it just barely fit into my kiln.
You can see that there is room for at least 30 more crostini.
It will come in very handy during our Summer Soirees.





And when not in use it can hang on the wall, a chimney piece or used as display on a stand.





This plate holds one more secret.
This initial is not permanent.

I can remove it and paint your initial inside the wreath instead.
And then it will be fired again, become permanent, you can scrub all you like and it will not come off, unless of course, I paint another layer of gold on top of that. 

Have a great weekend my dear
Blogging Friends.

Gina






20 comments:

  1. How very clever — I did not realize that you could refire your pieces.

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  2. Hi dear Gina! Oh, this is so gorgeous!! And of course, the initial is just right! :) I'm amazed that you can re-fire the gold. It looks luminous!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thinking of you as I rush around for our next journeys. xoxoxo

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  3. Wonderful photos, the richness of the gold contrasting with your delicious looking crostini - beautiful.

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  4. Stunning!!!! I am going to be emailing you in a few minutes to ask about getting something done as a gift. Your work is stunning.

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  5. Gina now I cannot locate your email address, can you please email me? theenchantedhome@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  6. Dear Mark, I have rescued a few pieces by re-firing. It is normally not done...I don't know why...nothing to lose. Have a great weekend. Gina

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  7. Dear Georgianna, I can re-fire the gold if I make sure that it is at a lower temperature. That means 1400 degrees instead of 1800 degrees, which is the normal maiolica firing program.
    Have been admiring your beautiful photographs. It is always different and always better than before. Looking forward to what will be next.
    ox, Gina

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  8. Dear Rosemary, What a lovely comment you have sent my way! Thank you for always being so kind and supportive. I'm so happy that we have met.
    xo, Gina

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  9. Dear Tina, I am so pleased that you like this piece. I have sent you an e-mail. And, of course, you can always reach me through my Etsy shop. Just click on "Maiolica" in the Etsy box at the upper right of my blog. ox, Gina

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    1. Dear Gina - I made another comment because mine had disappeared and then suddenly it came back again. Blogger playing tricks on me again! I too am so pleased that we have met♥

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  11. Very attractive plate. good job.
    Pat

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  12. Beautiful plate. How neat that you can repaint over something. It would certainly make an amazing serving piece.

    - The Tablescaper

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  13. What a stunning piece! I am your newest follower.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  14. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I think you did an awesome job. Really it looks great!

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  15. Hello Pat, Thank you for your lovely compliment and visit.

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  16. Hello Tablescaper, I can see many uses for this special place. Because it is so large it is also a good thing that it can be hung on a wall when not in use.

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  17. Hi Susan and hello cute Bentley, Thank you for becoming my newest follower.

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  18. Hi Alicia, Every household needs a large plate like this. I can see many uses for it. And, thank you so much for your sweet compliment.

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