Since I mostly work at the potter's wheel, this became an opportunity to play freely with slabs of clay for a change.
|Ice cream bowl|
|Textured serving plate|
The bottom three pieces were actually formed very easily, by draping textured slabs over unadorned wooden picture frames. I cut the edges freely to give them a livelier, hand-formed quality. The vegetable server was formed by draping a textured slab over a hump mold I made by casting plaster in a small oblong meat tray.
Textures, forms, play, effort- it's all grist for the mill! My first workshop in the renovated studio, probably in February to help some of you out of the winter doldrums, will be on making simple slab forms.