Photos by SCHUYLER WICK // March/April 2017
Painting on porcelain is a labor of love. To make a beautiful piece of art, the artist must apply a mineral-pigment paint and then bake the color into the porcelain using a kiln. The process is repeated over and over.
“The paint we use is very translucent and we paint in layers,” says Jackie Phillips, president of the East Texas Porcelain Art Guild.
Each year, the guild holds a show in conjunction with the Azalea & Spring Flower Trail in Tyler, Texas. This year the show will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 and April 1 at First Presbyterian Church.
It is a chance for the members to show their beautiful art painted on platters, tiles, bowls and eggs. Show patrons can register to win a basket of painted porcelain eggs and other items.
Jackie says that although a lot of work goes into each piece, the effort is worth it.
“We love what we do.”
These photos show art that guild members have done in preparation of the show.