This week I decided to try out a new form.
Cheese boards... but can you really call it a "board" when it's made out of clay?
They are obviously very simple to make. My only problem was that I underestimated the amount of clay I needed. The one in the photo is smaller than I would have liked. The subsequent ones are the size of the bat. The first one I made was way too thin. They need to be hefty because the idea is that you can warm the "board" in the oven and place a slice of brie on it or chill the "board" and serve cheese and fruit. They will also make good trivets.
I will admit that I wanted to make these because I want one for myself. I rarely make things that I want to keep but we are cheese lovers and I know I can put it to good use.
"Cousins in Clay" continues today with a potters potluck at noon and demonstrations by guest "cousin" Dan Anderson from 1:30 - 2:30. Jeff will head over there this afternoon, while I keep the gallery open.
Happy Sunday to all. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.