Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sunburst Plate for Hump Mold
When we moved into this house I found this vintage glass sunburst plate left in the kitchen cabinet. I immediately thought of making a ceramic plate using this plate as a mold. Since we were unpacking and doing some remodling I put it on the top shelf in the kitchen and forgot about it.
This weekend we went to a party at our neighbors. I made papaya salsa to bring and thought of putting it on this appetizer plate I made years ago, but the middle section wasn't large or deep enough for the salsa.
So I put the salsa in a glass bowl on this sunburst plate and added the blue corn chips. I love the points sticking out beyond the chips, they seem to echo the shape of the chips. That's when I thought about making that mold again. I am wondering if I can slump some clay over this glass dish and add a foot ring. But will it sag during firing? From point to point the dish is 15 inches, quite large.
I love this sunburst shaped dish; I hope using this sunburst plate for hump mold turns out, wish me luck. Yesterday we got over four inches of rain in one storm and more is coming our way. I went to the library and got seven books to read. Rainy days make me think of reading. Gary thought I over did it, but I've already finished one. I'm a fast reader; I also type fast. My mother encouraged me to take typing in high school, now it's paying off for the blog. Ha. I'll let you know if any are worth reporting about. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.