Friday, August 5, 2011

PhotoHunt: Painted

Last November while visiting Amsterdam, I took a tour to the nearby town of Delft to visit the Delft Pottery factory

This is a photo of one of the work stations in the factory and it is my featured photo for this week's theme.  Each piece is actually hand painted individually by skilled artists.

On the tour, we learned how the pottery is made.  They showed us the kiln  . . . .

. . .  and where the pottery is stored before they are decorated.

There were two artists working on a couple of pieces, while we were there.

Here are the beautiful results.

And I just couldn't resist buying a small vase from this beautiful collection as a souvenir. :)

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  1. What an interesting tour; I bet that was a lot of fun. And I love the vase you brought home with you!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Chalk it to my art history education: mention of Delft got me immediately thinking of Vermeer and his paintings! :b

  3. Hi girls, thanks so much for your comments....

    Annie, it was a cool tour and I enjoyed it a lot. And I love my beautiful vase. It has such bright and "happy" (I borrowed your Burano description) colors.

    YTSL, very good! I had lunch in the cafe that is right there where the house where Vermeer lived. In fact there was a replica of his famous lady with the pearl earrings right by our table. :) I like his work and it was fun to see where he once lived. Fond memory of my trip last year. he, he.

    Thanks again girls and have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Great idea for this week's theme. Sounds like this was an interesting tour and I love your vase. Hope you are well. M

  5. Hi M, thanks so much for your comments. Yes, it was a pretty cool tour and seeing the Deft factory was very interesting. Amazing that every piece is individually handpainted. And I do love my bright and colorful vase. One of my favorite souvenirs. :)

    Have a wonderful week. So nice to see you blogging again.


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