This blog describes the process and inspirations for the creation of Kanika Marshall's mixed media sculptures.


| 24 January, 2016 20:59


My ex-husband and I bought a comprehensive set of medium blue Mikasa ceramic plates, probably in the 1980s. Since then, I have found out that blue is the worst color that you can have for plates for it makes food look less appetizing (this is according to the foodie experts).I have so many cool bowls and plates that I really don't want to give them away. So I've decided to reglaze them using my new paint sprayer system, in the hope that I will be able to use them for wild parties in the future. (For those of you who know me, you know that I don't really throw wild parties...)

Here are some pictures of an afternoon experimenting with a small new compressor and new spray gun. The first shows the original blue color and my paint spraying booth; I practiced spraying on the cardboard.




This shows the project fully underway, with 2-3 coats of cranberry, then orange glaze sprayed on the old plates and bowls. The fan is drying the sprayed on glaze between coats.



OK, everything is sprayed, but I wanted to fool around with additional designs and slip trailing (glaze in squeeze bottles) with additional colors. On some I scraped the glaze, revealing the blue underneath.


This is what some of the fired plates and bowls look like. Which ones do you think I should reglaze?