Sunday, May 9, 2010
Making A Fish Platter
There's something magical about a sailfish. A fish free to swim the seas, sail the skies, fly his colors, a beauty to behold.
I begin with a sketch in my journal of the fish I want to put on a platter. Then I transfer the sketch to a piece of paper towel. I place the paper towel on the slab of clay slumped into the platter mold. I trace the outline of the fish onto the slab of clay with black colored slip.
Next I mix up a batches of mason stained slips and apply various colors to the fish. I didn't have an orange color, so I used some orange clay on the fish.
There are ever so many fish in the sea, unlimited choices to illustrate on platters. Perhaps a few turtles or birds will be next. Happy Mothers Day. Comments and suggestions are welcome.