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 UNIT 11 

Subject may be painted on glazed porcelain or bone china.

    ●  NO Ceramics
    ●  NO Porcelain Bisque
    ●  NO Porcelain Canvas
    ●  NO Metallics
    ●  NO Penwork
    ●  NO Commercial Grounding

Tiles must be suitably framed, but must NOT be under glass.

There is no size restriction on this Unit but it must be large enough to convince the judges of your ability in this subject.

The combination of Raised Paste and Grounding must be the dominating feature of this Unit. Painted areas may be combined but must be of a high standard and not let the piece down.

Liquid Bright Gold, Platinum, etc. is NOT acceptable over Raised Paste. Burnishing Gold should be used over Raised Paste.

JUDGING: General Judging Guidelines and Judging Guidelines, etc. on Pages 2 - 6 of the "Porcelain Art Teachers New Zealand Judging Guidelines" booklet or here on our site.

FIRING: Must have a good glaze. No chipped or crazed work. Check Bone China for over firing, if this is the case paste will have sunk into the surface.


Grounding must have solid colour, no chipping, crazing or ❛orange peel❜ look.

Grounding must have good glaze. NO thick or thin patches. NO smudges.

Raised Paste should be applied in the traditional manner. The paste should be smooth, with NO cracks, needlepoints or crazing - NO bubbles. If the work has spread and lost its form, the effect is poor.

Look for nice tails on scrolls and well applied ROMAN or MATT GOLD or Liquid Burnishing or Gold Powder over raised work, nicely burnished.

The grounded areas must sit comfortably with the shape of the piece and any other painted areas.

The paste should complement both Grounding AND painting (if any).

Gold applied to Raised Paste should be confined to the paste area only (no run-offs).


Any painted areas must be considered on their own merit and grounding colour should be chosen to complement this. However, if no painted areas are used, judge the grounded colour by its own appeal, eg. if a rich effect is created no matter whether with strong or pale paint, then it has achieved success.