Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Lantern and Teriyaki Marlin

I've been sorting through the photographs on my computer putting them in folders to make it easier to find what I'm looking for. I like using two different clays in the same piece and had forgotten about this piece. I came across the photo of this lantern I made in 2008 when I was taking ceramics classes at a community college in California. It's three pieces with the top and bottom made of unglazed black mountain clay and the middle is porcelain with a very pale blue celadon glaze and cobalt decoration. I may have to revisit this form again. It would be kind of cool to make a really large one of these lanterns to sit in the garden. I remember at the time I posted this piece as greenware Deborah of The Mud Pot blog said something on my blog. Deborah what ever has happened to you? 

I was going to BBQ this marlin but pan frying is so much quicker. Marlin is one of those fish you should never over cook otherwise it turns out just like an over cooked pork chop, tough as nails and dried out. A little pink in the middle when cooking this fish is a good thing.

A set of these corelle plates were in the cabinets when we bought this house. Then the other day I saw one of these vintage plates on Etsy for $9. It's called butterfly gold, although they look like flowers to me. It's vintage from the 1970s. Maybe I should sell them. Ha. I looked today and there are quite a few of this and other vintage corelle plates for various prices. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. a big garden lantern would be neat... just make sure it isn't so big that it doesn't fit in your kiln (like the snakes I made a couple months ago!).

    I grew up eating off of that corelle pattern.

  2. Looks delicious that marlin, yummi!

  3. love the look of that fish and asparagus!!!

  4. It's hard to think of the Corelle dinnerware as vintage already!

  5. OMG...that looks so yummy! Corelle is vintage??? Geeze...I'm vintage. hmmm or just old!!! ha ha ha

  6. Hi Michele, thanks, oh I can't make it that big I won't be able to pick it up. Ha.

    Oh no your snakes were too big - does someone else have a kiln they'll fit in?

    time is passing quickly.

    Hi Gabi, thanks, yes it is really delicious, firm but not too firm.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, yes they look good together. I need to make some more food plates so I show off my recipes on my own plates. Ha.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, I hear you on that one. I'm not vintage either. Ha.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, gee I'm vintage too. Ha. No we're not getting older only better.


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