An extract on #handpainted
2006 saw the release of "The Wired Ones", a compilation CD featuring artists such as Kevin Blechdom, Dynasty Handbag, Angie Reed and Scream Club. The record release party was held at Lido in Berlin and exceeded to the venues limit with 500 guests.
In February 2008, a new project was released: a limited edition handpainted 12" record - a single sided EP by Heidi Mortenson titled Diamonds & Underwear. One side features 3 songs and the other is uniquely handpainted and bears handmade engravings. It took three weeks to paint the vinyl.
WR008 "Das Polyphone Rauschen" Mosh Mosh (2009) CD/LP
WR007 "Words" Gay Robot Lovers (2009) EP
WR006 "Rakehand Dance" Miss le Bomb (2008) EP
WR005 "Diamonds & Underwear" Heidi Mortenson (2008) EP
WR004 "Fantasma!" Noisy Pig (2007) EP
WR003 "Don't Lonely Me" Heidi Mortenson (2007) CD/LP
WR002 "The Wired Ones" V/A (2006) CD
WR001 "Wired Stuff" Heidi Mortenson (2006) CD
Imperial Porcelain Factory (Imperatorskii Farforovyi Zavod), a producer of handpainted ceramics in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Institut fr Zeitgeschichte ("Institute of Contemporary History"), established in 1949 with purpose the analysis of contemporary German history
Founded in 1744, the first porcelain manufactory in Russia was created by order of Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, to "serve native trade and native art." The factory produced wares exclusively for the ruling Romanov family and the Russian Imperial court.
Attempts to reveal the secret of hard paste true porcelain-making had expanded to Russia since the visit of Peter the Great to Saxony in 1718; there, he saw Meissen porcelain at the Dresden court. A talented mining engineer Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov, who studied metallurgy at Freiberg, Saxony, invented the formula for the Russian porcelain works established in 1744.
The Russian porcelain by Vinogradov had qualities similar to the Saxon porcelain, while its formula which consisted of only Russian ingredients, took its style from Chinese porcelain. At the beginning of the Vinogradov period the motifs were monochrome and simplified; by the end of this period the fine miniatures were completed on porcelain. Gold leaf for gilding porcelain was prepared from golden coins from the Imperial Treasury.