Friday, August 15, 2008

Textured Edge Platter

I've been working on some large rectangular platters with a textured edge. After rolling the slabs of clay and shaping them with a plaster mold, I use a loop tool to create the edge texture by removing shallow strips of clay around the entire platter. When glazed, the glaze is thicker in the low spots and thinner in the high spots giving the edge amazing color variations. It's a simple way to add interest to an otherwise ordinary large flat piece.

2 comments:

MTN Mama said...

Really nice platters Sue, Just found your site.
Mary

Sue Pariseau Pottery said...

Thanks mtn mama
I see from your profile you're dreaming of a studio or gallery. Good luck with your dream and hope you visit my blog again. Let me know how things are going.