Occasionally I peruse the net for pottery tips. I've had some trouble with slumping plates and I've been trying to improve. I noticed several potters like Michael Kline make plates thicker than I tend to make. I decided to try slightly thicker plates to hopefully overcome some of the problems I've had. Mind you these are in the green state and will shrink quite a bit after two firings. I also decided to make small indentations in the rim to minimize a potential for cracking at the edge.
The small dishes from the last firing stack nicely together, so I thought I'd make more plates which can be stacked easily. Many of the glazes I use pool in indentations or enhance the patterns, so I thought about using the same impressed patterns in different sizes. I'd also like to have few different plates to show off some of my food recipes. The round plate is 10 inches in diameter.
The other day I started with oblong trays which are 10 x 5 inches. Later I made a fairly large platter. These were all drying nicely in the cabinet so I thought I'd make more sizes today.
When I was putting some of the round dinner plates in the cabinet I hit the edge of a large serving platter and broke the corner off. Whoa is me. I'm reminded patience and tolerance must be a constant with pottery designing and making. This large platter is (was) 12 x 11 inches.
I hope the rest of these dry and fire nicely and I'll be able to proceed with making more.
Any of the rough edges on the plates will be sanded before putting in the kiln to be bisqued. Thanks for reading and for all your advice and comments.