A taste of being a decorator of fine china

Justine, travel advisor at Destination Pornic tells us ...
" During my visit to the Faïencerie production workshops, I discovered the unique know-how of the decorators. Admiring their incredible dexterity, I wanted to give it a try myself! So I signed up to one of their "paint a plate" workshops for a taster of the art of painting on fine china.
Martine, a professional decorator, welcomed me to the workshop. She let me choose what to paint from a wide range of "bisques". I decided I was going to customise a bowl for my boyfriend! Jany gave me an introduction to the painting techniques and offered the children, who were sitting next to me, stencils to use. I made my first mark with pencil then got stuck into painting. To finalise my bowl, I used the sponge technique for a local touch, just like they use for the famous "Petits Bretons” first name bowls. The colour I used was quite pink/purple but after firing it would become blue. That was that! I handed my artwork over to Béatrice for glazing and firing and was told I could collect my bowl the next day. 
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I took advantage of that by buying a few things in the factory’s lovely shop: traditional crockery with the Breton couple, more modern and contemporary designs... there’s so much choice! It’s perfect for my souvenirs of Pornic! "
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