Today I want to tell you about the art of painting in cobalt blue on white ceramics. I like this ceramic art and I would like to have a collection of these pieces.
Some facts from the history of cobalt blue design. The cobalt blue patterned and white pottery dates back centuries. The Chinese, Japanese, Persians and Turks managed to get their hands on this fantastic way of painting porcelain and ceramics. In Europe, around the 17th and 18th centuries, craftsmen began to paint patterns in cobalt blue on white pottery.
So, when I was in the Netherlands, I really wanted to come to the city of Delft and visit the ceramic manufacture. I was happy to buy a bus tour and go there. I was able to look at the whole process of making such beautiful pieces.
Ceramic wares prepared for kiln firing
Modern automatic firing kiln
Products prepared for drawing patterns
The artist manually applies a pattern to a plate
Amazing figurines of a rooster and chicken were bought in St. Petersburg.
I really hope that my collection will grow when we can travel.
Do you have a collection of favorite items like cobalt blue ceramics?
Or maybe figurines, books, postcards, postage stamps, badges, dolls, etc.? If not, would you like to have one?