"E. B." writes: - "May I suggest that you supplement the articles on 'Modelling' in your delightful Arts and Crafts by a chapter on Casting in Plaster, which seems to me the legitimate conclusion of that work, and which is not in Lanteri's work on Modelling ? " - It shall be done.

Black And White

(1) Of course, one must be a good draughtsman before one can become an illustrator. (2) Yes, any line drawing in pure black and white can be reproduced mechanically, by " process," for illustrating purposes. (3) If you will carefully read the paragraph again, we think you will see that it allows of no such construction.


Naturally, we must have a staff of "regular contributors," but the fact need not hinder you from submitting anything you think suitable for the magazine. We shall always be glad to consider contributions from any source. The " outsider" of to-day may become the " regular contributor " of to-morrow, if he is able to supply what is needed.

S. F. and Art Worker. - Most of the leading art schools will re-open from September to October. Your best course is to peruse the announcements of those who advertise in our columns - they include some of the best private schools - and write for prospectuses to the managers of the ones that seem most likely to suit your purpose. It would be well to say what, if any, art instruction you have had.

China Painter

(1) At least two firings will be needed, as the gold cannot be put over the tint before firing. The simplest way is to cover the china with the tint, and then have it fired before drawing the design. If after painting, you dry the colours thoroughly in the oven, you can outline in gold with safety, but be careful not to run the gold on to the colour. (2) We are unable to tell you where, in England, you can buy the American portable kilns for firing your work at home. (3) Certainly, tar oil and fat oil may be used together; the statement that you cite to the contrary is erroneous.