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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cold Porcelain Flowers

A professional crafter for nearly 30 years, Norma of RosePetals, on ArtFire, painstakingly shapes each of her spectacular floral sculptures petal by petal. Necklaces, earrings, hair ornaments, and brooches are all artfully fashioned in a magnificent array of colors, each one a unique handcrafted treasure. Be sure to see the decorated pedestal candles and wedding cake toppers, which would also make an eye-catching table display.

She started her career with salt dough, moving to bread dough shortly thereafter. Perfecting her bread dough roses for over 20 years, she recently began creating with cold porcelain and the results are stunning! She now calls on her wealth of experience to create heirloom pieces in cold porcelain. Norma continues to produce her signature bread dough roses, and the special recipe she uses insures that her roses are hard, very durable, and bug resistant.

Norma's garden grows in New York, she ships internationally, and can also be found on Etsy as DoughRoses. She even accepts wholesale orders for her beautiful jewelry. This is an artist to keep an eye on as she launches into a new medium with overwhelming success!

Cold porcelain is a combination of white glue, cornstarch, water, glycerin, and cold cream, which is mixed together and heated on a stove or in a microwave. If you would like to give it a try, directions can be found online (search for cold porcelain recipe). The dough is messy, but easy to make. The ability to shape it with consistency, however, takes the skill of a master crafter.


  1. Hello! I would love to be featured in your treasuries and collections.

    Visit From the Hip Designs:
    Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FromTheHipDesigns
    Artfire: http://www.artfire.com/users/fromthehipdesigns

    Also - feel free to submit your shop to my artist links on my blog and to be a featured artist:



  2. gorgeous!


  3. beautiful:))) ....... somewhere I have written a recipe for making cold porcelain .....
    greetings from croatia:)).....

  4. Thanks so much for the lovely blog pertaining to my cold porcelain flowers Suzanne! I really feel blessed to have had the experience of creating and selling over the years!

  5. You are very welcome Norma. You have created such beautiful works, and it must give you great satisfaction to know that your art will be treasured and admired by those fortunate enough to own it for many years to come. I suppose, as artists, that is what we are all striving for.

  6. Oh wow...these are simply amazing!! You're so talented! I'm so excited to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link up your creations each week at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  7. Hi Suzanne, thanks so much for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday. I have to say I've never heard of "cold porcelain" and am running to check it out! Thanks so much, Sara

  8. What extraordinary craftsmanship. So realistic.