Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Ceramics: Chocolate Dish
Clay: Soldate 60
Underglaze: Amaco Pomegranate and Black
This is a pop-up plate, meaning I rolled out a slab of clay, which I then texturized with a floral-designed mat. I then pressed the smaller mold with the clay underneath it into a larger mold in a foam pad in order to make the sides come up. I then stamped it with a quote from Elie Wiesel and what you can't see because of the lighting is the imprint of a Cupid in the upper right. After bisque-firing, I underglazed the plate with the black and the red and low-fired it again. I'm assuming that the high firing of the clear glaze made the color in the center spread out though maybe I sponged off some of the pomegranate in order to see the lettering. Interesting.