Christina, Artist, Painter on Porcelain
“My movements must be fluid, light and airy all at the same time.”

 

Christina, Porcelain Painter

Holding a diploma in architecture, passionate for painting, Christina has always been seeking ways to express her creativity. In 2009, she joined Laure Selignac and learned the techniques of painting on porcelain.
Given her background and artistic skills, Christina specializes in the reproduction of patterns.
“I love painting. Every material has its advantages and disadvantages. Nothing is more refined than porcelain. What I love is the way it feels when gliding the brush against porcelain when painting a watercolor scene. My movements must be fluid, light and airy all at the same time.”
“With porcelain, you cannot cheat. The drawing and design must be perfect. People are beginning to once again appreciate the high level of expertise needed to paint on porcelain by hand. I sincerely hope that as the world begins to rediscover this art that they will acknowledge and prefer the truly authentic methods and savoir-faire behind fine French porcelain.”

 

Severine, a “Fileuse de Porcelain” (painter of gold)

“What I love above all else is working with gold and created a piece that delicately pick up the light of the room to become one in the piece.”

Séverine, Porcelain Painter

“What I love above all else is working with gold and created a piece that delicately pick up the light of the room to become one in the piece.”
Severine has been painting porcelain since she was 18 years old. Holding a degree in decorative ceramics, she has always worked with the big names in porcelain.
Her background is composed of numerous experiences one more enriching than the next.
“Porcelain is a nobla material. It is a pleasure to decorate fine porcelain. What I love above all else is working with gold and created a piece that delicately pick up the light of the room to become one in the piece.”
At Laure Selignac, Severine is our “fileuse” or painter of gold.
“I have worked with gold for years. I could almost do it with my eyes closed! For me, there is not a particular quantity that is necessary to apply on the surface. You have to rely on feeling and a subtle knowledge of how these materials react. . . A knowledge that is acquired only after years of experience and allow you the ability to paint the perfect filet in gold.”

 

Christelle, Specialist in “Putoisage” (glazing)

Christelle holds a diploma from Sevres, the prestigious school of porcelain where students are taught the traditional methods of fine French porcelain.
For several years, Christelle has worked with Laure Selignac. She is a specialist in applying background glazes and using the “putoisage” method of glazing for which porcelain from Sevres is recognized. She also specializes in painting the meticulous details in certain Laure Selignac creations. “The putoisage is a meticulous step in the process.”
This step involves spreading rich color evenly over a piece with a brush and then using a sponge to carefully create a uniform look.
“First, I begin by protecting the zone I don’t want to paint. I then paint on a varnish diluted in water. Next, I prepare the color making it very liquid so that it will be easily absorbed by the sponge. In order to do this, I must mix the pigment with a medium often used in painting to properly dilute without fading the color. Finally, I paint directly on the porcelain and I carefully tap it with the sponge. The movement is subtle and must be uniform in order to create the perfect effect. “

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