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Tried by Fire - Frackelton china painting cover
Tried By Fire
A Work on China-Painting

Susan S. Frackelton - 1886

Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

The classic instruction manual for china painting, “Tried by Fire” was written in 1885 by Susan Stuart Goodrich Frackelton (1851-1932), a leader in the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Mrs. Frackelton was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and studied landscape painting under Henry Viandon. She was most famous for her china painting, which demonstrated her artistic training and observations of nature, and received numerous medals of excellence from various expositions. An accomplishment of note was the invention of a gas-fired, ceramics kiln and she proudly noted in her ads that it was “A Woman’s Invention” - no small achievement for a woman in the late 1800’s.

This manual describes, in detail, her methods for hand china painting decoration and pays particular attention to the use of color and precious metals in that medium. Other topics include: design, brushes, the wheel, burnishing, chasing, working gold over color and color over gold, Wedgewood's recipe for burnished gold for painting, platinum, bronze, use of acid, jewels, pearls, lustre, transfers, tools, etc. It also offers practical advice on manufacturing colors and firing techniques and includes a section entitled “Photography on China ”.   Considered to be the foremost historical reference concerning china painting.

Softbound, approximately 8" x 10-1/2", 87 single sided pages, over 100 Mission furniture plans in 87 plates.  $24.95    

   


CONTENTS


Colors
Choosing a Teacher, and some other Things
Designs
The Gown or Apron
Flushing
To ground with Solid Color
To take out Ground for Designs
Brushes
The Wheel
Use of the Wheel
Gold
To scour the Gold
A Matting-Brush
Burnishers
To make a Putty-Block
Chasing
Tints of Gold
Cloudings of Gold
Working Gold over Color
Working Color over Gold
Cheap Gold for Practice-Work
Wedgwood's Recipe for Burnish Gold for Painting
Gold for Grounds—same Authority
A Handsome Gold
Silver
An Incident
Platinum
Bronzes
To use Acid
Raised Gold

To decorate in the Longwy Style
Jewels
Pearls
Glass Composition
Liquid Bright Gold
Lusters
Recipes for Gold Lusters from Wedgwood
Recipe for Steel Luster
Gouache Colors
A New Process of enameling Ceramic Articles
Photography on China
Transfers
Printing
To fire China
On Ceramic Art-Schools, and Course of Study therein
Porcelain and Pottery
COLORED PLATES—
Description of Plate I
Description of Plate II
Description of Plate III
Description of Plate IV
Description of Plate V
Description of Plate VI
Landscapes—General Remarks
Description of Plate VII
Head—Description of Plate VIII
Description of Plate IX
Description of Plate X
Description of Plate XI
Description of Plate XII


COLOR PLATES

I. Monochrome-Red.
II. onochrome-Blue.Cup and Saucer.
III. Conventional Designs in Color outlined in Gold.
IV. Sea-Moss and Small Shells with Two Little Marine Views.
V. Sea-Mosses and Two Large Shells.
VI. Flowers.
VII. Landscapes.
VIII. Head (Frontispiece).
IX. Birds. In Gouache Colors and Gold.
X. Raised Gold.Pink Saucer, etc., embossed.
XI. Fine Gold Traceries.
XII. Gold and Gouache Colors, with Masques, Crown, Jewels, etc.







Special Thanks ...

 to our customers of the Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show this last September in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The warm reception we received there gives us added encouragement to continue reprinting vintage Arts and Crafts Movement books so you don't have to be a collector to gather the knowledge! 



Description: 

Tried By Fire - 1885

Publisher: Gustav's Library - 2004

         Author:

Susan S. Frackelton

    Condition:

New - soft cover, 8 " x 10-1/2", 153 total pages.