11.29.2008

a work in progress...

here is the status of my latest wall platter series. i've had in mind making "botanical silhouettes" and this is my stab at the inspiration. right now i am working with 12" diameter platters in sets of three. each platter is made to hang decoratively, but are transitional and can be used functionally.

process: after cutting out the leaf shape, i place and trace it on the platter. i use rubber latex to fill in the leaf tracing. i will glaze the entire surface of the platters in a warm brown tone. when i remove the rubber latex, the bare clay body will become exposed in the shape of the leaf and remain un-glazed.

the stoneware clay body becomes so beautiful when it is fired and i love to incorporate it into the entire design of the piece. more to follow...

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