Friday, January 23, 2009

Bowls and Plates....Bowls and Plates

I know that I've been a very, very bad potter/blogger recently.  I'm trying to make up for it by posting a bunch this morning as I hang out with Clarita.  Maybe that makes me a distracted father though.  Oh...the conflict.

Regardless, I'm just trying to catch up on posts that I've been meaning to make for a while.  I've been working solely in porcelain so far this year but I need to make a few things in stoneware this weekend.  Today will be spent throwing some more dinner plates in porcelain and probably a few mugs as well.  Then, it's off to the iron-bearing clay later today or tomorrow....I need to load a bisque or I won't have any room on shelves....or I can clean off that one set of shelves that is holding junk.  I think that loading a bisque will be easier.

It seems as though I've only been making bowls, cups and plates recently.  I usually gravitate to the more vertical forms so it's been an interesting change of pace.  Perhaps it's a fear of porcelain that has been bringing these forms out.

Below are a few pics.  
Serving Bowl with cut foot.

another serving bowl with cut foot

here are some square dinner plates

this is another dinner plate....I wanted to try some honduran pot deco on one.  I love it but I think it is meant for a serving platter.  Personally, I think it's a little much to look at every day with food on top.  Any thoughts?


abigail said...

porcelain is your friend, don't be afraid.
looks great! glad to see the work.

Jerry said...

I think I agree about the pattern being a bit much for dinner plates. Serving platter, yes. The first plates are very nice and I really like the form of the serving bowl in the second picture. The wider form really works well. Nice stuff.

Canadian Tourism said...

Have you done any Raku work? Canadian Tourism has a great into to Raku Firing up on the Canadian Tourism YouTube site. Might be worth a look.