How Benjarongs are Made

Benjarong is a hand painted technique applied to bone china. The design is meticulously hand drawn on to the white china piece. Layers of enamel color are carefully hand painted, and after each layer the piece is fired. Between 3 and 8 colors are applied to each piece so it is a long and time consuming process needing the utmost skill and attention to detail. Gold paint is also added to the design and the rim of many pieces. By the end of the process of painting and firing the enamel has become a glass matrix giving a domed 3 dimensional effect.