|Ahh, big dishes. Well, maybe medium dishes. I'm shooting for 25-30" diameter sometime...|
Spent some time in the studio recently decorating large dishes (about 15-16" diameter). I made a wide marly in order to do a little cobalt (blue) decorating and to use my new Chinese brushes I bought at the North Carolina Potters Conference. I think I may make the marly even larger in order to put some really big designs on it. Next time.
Looking at images of paint decorated blanket chests and line and berry inlaid furniture last week made me think about various designs. These thoughts converged on the rims:
|Making this piece made me think I would call the blog title "Feeling dotty" Maybe I will save that one...|
|I had a hard time deciding whether to make the leaves all move in the same direction or not. I think the various directions route I took worked out well. Putting a thick blue rim on it also brought everything together.|
|I've never been terribly impressed with feet in general, something to work on I suppose.|