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This video was created for LaunchPad, a program of digital interpretive materials that supplement the viewing of works of art on display in the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries.
Artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the intricate process of painting on porcelain. Using delicate brushstrokes and a steady hand, she demonstrates how the enamel colors are individually layered according to the temperature at which each will be fired—the gilding on the finial, for example, is applied last, as it would otherwise burn at the higher temperatures required for firing purple and green.
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