«Pate-sur-pate» -(french) - „weight on weight”- „layer by layer” - decorating technique of porcelain mass of the slip (a mixture of fine clay, glycerin and water). Carried brush. Master decor draws on the surface of porous to glaze crock which readily absorbs water from the slip, and the mass hardens, forming a relief. The height of the relief pattern can be varied by adjusting the amount of the slurry, water and the deposited layers. Sometimes relief modify the stack.
Technology invented at the Sevres Porcelain Factory in France in 1849 - Artist ceramist Mark Louis Solon (1835 - 1914) used it to simulate antique cameos in China.
In 1870, Louis Solon introduced technique << Pate-sur-pate >> to Minton factory in Staffordshire, England.
L.M. Solon - Self Portrait in Pate-sur-Pate
Authors (artists ceramics): - Henry Hollins, Alboin Birks, Frederick Schenk, Mark Louis Solon.