Thursday, February 27, 2014

A last minute change of plans

During that gloriously warm weather last weekend, I cleaned my wheel off and hosed down my splash pan. Since everything was so spic and span I decided to spend some time with porcelain. I made a few platters and a couple of tumblers. I was intending to carve them all with ginkgo leaves. After the first platter was done I was feeling bored with the leaves.

I decided that the rest would get stamped and dotted!

After the bisque firing I'll give these babies an inlay of black underglaze. I will probably glaze them in my translucent Temple white glaze...
or maybe gloss green...
or blue??

The gas kiln is cooling today. I am curious to see how my stamped mugs will come out. I went out on a limb with more underglaze experiments. Keeping my fingers crossed.


  1. I think I like the stamped and dotted better, at least on porcelain.Very nice

  2. Oh, I love the stamped and dotted!!!

  3. Thanks for the input Dennis. That's what I was thinking too. I am going to wash underglaze into the carving of the ginkgo leaves but I am not sure how it will turn out. Too much work goes into them to end up not liking the results. I am willing to sacrifice one as a test.

  4. you have the nicest rims on your plates, can't wait to see your underglaze experiments, that's half the fun of pottery - the experiments - the anticipation of seeing how they turn out.

  5. Much as I like your ginkgo leaves on other pieces, I really prefer the stamped and dotted texture on the plate rims. I think it looks more elegant and will enhance the beauty of the food without distracting from it.


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