I've been making some more of my large platters or bird baths. I've been trying to make these a little thicker so they come through the firings in one piece. I've been making the bodies too thin and the rims too thick which seems to lead to stress cracking. This old/new method seems to have solved the problem.
I have several ideas for decorating them. With these larger pieces I think of them more as a canvas than a bowl. The tradition of round paintings is an old one. The Della Robbias did many of them so I feel I am echoing an old tradition.
I've been making bigger, more one of a kind pieces for the show I have coming up at the end of September. I have a teapot and a bird to finish and the finishing touches on a few glazed pieces. One of the great benefits of working at ^04 is that I fire glaze and bisque in the same kiln.
There are many other things happening out and around the house. I'll try to post more in the coming week.
Meanwhile take a look at Mud Colony and see what is happening around the world in clay.
Enjoy what is left of the weekend and as always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*