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NDCA's 5th Annual Special Edition Ornament
Vida Klocke, the owner and operator of Vida's Collectibles in Underwood, was commissioned by NDCA to create a one-of-a-kind, porcelain ornament. Vida holds a degree in commercial art and graphic design from Alexandria & Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She returned to North Dakota and became a free lance commercial artist. China Painting began as a hobby in 1981 and quickly blossomed into a home based profession. Vida's Collectibles originated in 1990. As a member of Pride of Dakota, she currently markets a line of hand painted china to gift stores throughout the state. Her pieces are in collections across the US and many foreign countries.
The fine art of China Painting was developed centuries ago. Each piece of porcelain is freehand sketched, hand painted and then fired to about 1400 degrees to acquire its permanent surface. Most pieces need several paintings and firings because the porcelain absorbs only a small amount of china paint at each firing. More color must be added and fired again to obtain the depth needed to bring out the design. The art of china painting allows the artist to achieve a beautiful translucent effect on porcelain as it is their canvas. Each piece is an original painting. Because each piece is free hand painted, you can be sure each one is unique and unlike any other.
We strengthen the creative capacity of North Dakota for all who live or visit here: honoring our cultural traditions, empowering excellence and innovation, inspiring arts and culture opportunities for all.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays