My newest pieces: organically shaped bowls made from a slab of clay slumped over a plaster mold. They are becoming my favorite to make. I can roll out a slab of clay, slump it over a plaster mold, walk away to do something else! Within 20 to 30 minutes, the clay has dried out just enough to take off the plaster mold and make another.
These bowls have many uses. One has become my “go-to” bowl in the kitchen. I’ve used it for almost every meal: breakfast omelet, quick small salad for lunch, serve up sliced tomatoes and onions for burgers. Through the day, lemon slices for my water are kept handy in my organic bowl.
Organic bowls air drying.
The bowls have been through a bisque firing and are ready to glaze. I love the way the bowls stack.
The organic bowls have been through a glaze firing. I love the brilliant colors; however . . .
. . . with this particular batch, I did not glaze the underside leaving the stoneware bare to accentuate the look and feel of the stoneware. I love that idea but want to polish up the glazing techniques. [UPDATE: Picture of the bottoms…below]
I can not decide whether to go with an ‘organic’ flow of the glaze on the underside of the bowls or go with a clean cut – no glaze on the underside. Any thoughts?