12. Flow Blue Fabric Process

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I must have inherited my love of collecting antiques and bits of interesting junk from my grandmother—at least that’s how I explain my overstuffed studio. I remember visiting her when I was young, and looking at the rich colors of the depression-era glass and flow blue plates. I fell in love with those blurry blue florals and landscapes fused to snow white porcelain.

The original flowing images were the result of an attempt to hide flaws in the mass production technique. These dishes were mass-produced using a transfer paper that caused the seams of the tissue to show in the image. By making the blue dye flow across ...

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