In October 2014, the Field Spaniel National was held in West Springfield, Mass. I was honored to do some trophies for the show, for Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Best of Winners, and some of the others. I chose to do my painted china plates, and a few canisters. Below you will see most of what was offered for prizes. I used the four main colors of Field Spaniels for subjects on my painted china. The subject on the Back To The Future Sweepstakes prize was the scene of the two dogs from the logo. Where I could, I added a little touch of gold paint for accents to make the painted china pieces a little more special.
The Newfoundland Club of New England has hired me to do a number of items for fund raisers. Here are four vases, 3 x 6 inches tall, with the four different colors of Newfoundlands painted on. As with every piece I do, each one is a one-of-a-kind work, no two are alike, even if I use the same model dog. Each piece is a mini portrait of a Newfoundland.
This custom painted china canister with an Icelandic Sheepdog was done for a client who was giving it to a friend in Iceland. The canister is roughly 9 1/2 inches tall. The top has three painted chickens on it. The design on the canister covers about half the circumference of the piece, showing the portrait of the dog with a background of Icelandic landscape.
Here is a shot of the top of the canister with the three painted chickens.
This is the first of many plates that I’ve painted with a Pointer theme. It was the beginning of my new venture into painting on china, for dog show trophies or for gifts. The painted china plate below, and the dog shown, belongs to Laura Salvatore.
Another breed for the painted china plates, here is a Kerry Blue Terrier in a coastal Ireland scene, with sheep in the background. I will be doing some more painted china for a Kerry Blue Terrier club next spring for their national. The china that was supplied to me is Royal Doulton. This plate is a salad size piece.
Another breed in my series of painted china plates is this English Springer Spaniel. This was donated to the Eastern English Springer Spaniel club for their raffle/auction at their specialty show in June of 2013.
It’s been a busy few years, and one of the things new here at Mungo Works is my line of painted plates. In upcoming posts, look for a line of plates featuring Pointers, from the American Pointer Club’s 75th anniversary national show in Bethlehem, PA. Below, I have a long serving style plate featuring a Field Spaniel in a hunting theme. The plates are painted with a glass and ceramic paint, and then “fired” in the oven to set the paint. They are not to be used with food, they are for decoration only. I’m looking forward to adding more breeds to my repertoire soon, along with some wildlife done on vintage china. I hope you enjoy the new pieces!