Ceramics: Dandelion Slab Plate

I really like slab work. Next class, I really want to focus on wheel throwing to start getting bowls down – but I would also really enjoy making more slab plates, platters etc.

I used half of an embossing plate to put the texture on this piece. After covering it with black underglaze, I gently scraped the black off until only the color in the recesses remained and the image appeared. There were a few moments I was just sure it wasn’t going to turn out. Our teacher, Ken Turner, promised me it would work as long as I was gentile. Of course, he was right!

For the legs, I used a star cookie cutter on some clay and then cut it apart. (I’m either lazy or efficient, you decide.)

It was finished with a final celadon transparent glaze coat. So many more ideas to do like this. I can’t wait for the next class.

 

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