Fun with wax resist. This is Randy's Red on top of a Grace's base with gray stain. I used this combination on an acorn finial and wanted to explore it a little more. These are soup/cereal-size bowls. I have these at the market right now.
A larger, serving bowl. The rims are plain Randy's Red with a little of my clear w/iron oxide brushed on to get that fluxing action.
Decided some pine branches painted on these plates might be Christmas-y.
One went to a woman who used to live in Maine and said it reminded her of the piney woods there. She bought something else too but I remembered the plate because it seemed to make such a connection with her.I had these bisqued plates left over from a commisson I did a while back. I had been avoiding making plates, but a customer tricked me into making them. First, she asked for mugs in a certain glaze. Then she wanted cereal bowls in that glaze. When those were delivered she wanted plates. So how could I refuse when she was two-thirds on the way to a matching set? Anyway, after years of plate avoidance, I was feeling insecure and made many more than needed. You know, just in case.
Um...oops. Thought there was p-l-e-n-t-y room between that cone pack and the star. Luckily, I was able to snap them apart without any breakage. More pendants. Today at the market Kate (the jewelry vendor) was wearing the one I first fired, which she did her jewelry magic on. I should have thought to take a picture, but it was pretty busy at the market so that's my excuse. She was going to post it on a jewelry website so maybe I can get the link.
More stars. These sold like hotcakes. I only made a couple dozen. Guess I'll know to make more next year.
I get nagged at occasionally to make new designs for cookie stamps. They're not really what I like to spend my time on pottery-wise, but once I am actually making cookies with them I feel like I'm sort of providing a service to the community by making these available. These cookies are good!
Samples last week at the market. The plastic wrap doesn't look so good- wanted to be able to lift cookies in case a customer wanted to see the plate.
The market is open on the 24th but I won't be there. I'm pretty sure it would be slow for me. Not that may last minute pottery shoppers out there. So if you're a market customer I'll see you next year!