Monday, November 21, 2011

Cups and Platters

This week I have posted some new work in my Etsy Shop.  It has been some time since I tackled a large platter.  I choose earthenware clay as the shrinkage is less, and I have fewer problems with the clay cracking around the bisqued form that I use as a mold.  This one has turned out particularly pleasing, has fired with no signs of warping or slumping.  I had fun decorating it in the majolica style that is popular in Italy and Portugal.
I next played around with hand forming a scalloped edge serving bowl which I first painted in white slip, then decorated in colored slips.
Four stoneware coffee mugs hand thrown in stoneware clay and slip decorated finished up the week for me.

No comments:

Post a Comment