Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Finished Platter

Here is the completed platter from the previous post. It measures 14" in diameter. I was happy with the results. I need to explore this concept further with an entire series of decorative platters. I envision a wall full of them. It is very time consuming process, so I have been hesitant to commit time to it during the busy season. But now I am on the record. Hopefully this blog will keep me honest and I will work towards my goal over the long long long northwoods winter.



7 comments:

Jerry said...

That is absolutely fantastic!!! How do you fire your work? I also can't figure out how you glazed the small sprigs in the middle, with the small dots. Great work!

Pigeon Road Pottery said...

Thanks Jerry,
I fire my work in an electric kiln to cone 6. I dunked the entire platter in the dark olive glaze. Then I wiped the glaze off the high points of some of the sprigs. I added a light green glossy glaze to those areas. The darker glaze underneath emphasizes the texture of those sprigs.

Patricia Griffin said...

Amy - This platter is a treasure. What a beautiful piece. Nice work!!!

Debbie K.Jircik said...

Amy;

Seeing this piece and the new body of work at art in the yard my reaction is cohesive and really outstanding. Like the work is better and better and more of you showing through. I also appreciated your how-to on sprigs. thanks for sharing.

Linda Starr said...

Your platter and your underglazed bowls from a previous post are unbelievably beautiful, I just love them and the colors are wonderful too.

lightfoot said...

This is a lovely, interesting design with great choice of color. I am taking ceramics at a local college but we fire at cone 10 and can't get those beautiful brighter colors...ours are quite muted.
lightfoot

BHClaysmith said...

I too make sprigs of small buttons and objects for my beads in clay but I make 2 identical sprigs which form each half of the bead. This is a wonderful way to use single sprigs and I will share it with my pottery students - thank you!