Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Printing Plates

Blank dinner plates drying for bisque.

For the past week I've been very busy in the studio making dinner plates for Exquisite Pots II.
Above are all the plates that will be shipped out to each participating artist. 
Of course lets not forget the extras that were made because of all of my fears.
The fear that something will go wrong (and it will go wrong.... the very last minute.) 
Glazes crazing, popping off, kiln malfunctions, cracking n' crazing, pots lost in shipment, slipping out of hands, cats knocking them off tables, unexpected family emergencies, and moving to new studios...
the list goes on. 
So I'm trying to work hard and quickly to send out my wares to each artist. I'll have opportunities for Joe, Lisa and Ursula to decorate my plates at Northern Clay Center, but I'd rather use that time to decorate their surfaces and focus on their work during that time.

When I finished making their plates I started on two series of my own. I'll select a large dinner plate from both series and ship them out to NCC for the exhibit. 

Quick sketches for the Doodle Plates (First Series).The first stage is complete for the Doodle Plates.  
The second series (below) consist of image transfer dinner plates.
Patterns are screen printed onto newsprint paper with Amaco underglazes and transferred with mason stained slips.

Transfer Process finished and ready for hump molds.Rims trimmed and prepped for additional decoration. 

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