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Porcelain in St Petersburg
While visiting many museums and galleries in St Petersburg and Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), I was fortunate to see many beautiful displays of antique porcelain….I was in heaven!!! During those trips I worked with professional porcelain artist Alexei Nordin, we did a study tour of antique porcelain and techniques through The State Hermitage Museum and Catherine’s Palace.
Alexei generously shared his insight of the delicate porcelain sculpted cups and pot-purri pieces, and other painted designs, which really informed my background knowledge of porcelain artistry. There were many Meissen porcelain pieces as well as pieces produced in Russia.
The porcelain was so beautiful, and heavily ornate giving great design ideas for my next projects. It was marvellous to see an entire dinner setting in Catherine’s Palace.
Here’s a quick video of another favourtie room, the Blue Room:
It is important as with any art form, to understand processes and techniques of the past, to interpret art for today. I have been greatly inspired to create new porcelain works…where is the time??? Thanks a lot Alexei for your time, expertise and guidance on this porcelain tour