It was about time for another recipe, don't you think? The latest local fish we tried is pink porgie which I served with some fresh tomatoes and brown rice.
Photo Courtesy of South Atlantic Fisheries Council
I sauteed ginger and garlic and then added the fish. Meanwhile I chopped up some fresh basil out of my garden and when I turned the fish over I added the basil and some dried mint. This fish is sweet, light and mild, so just about any spice or herb you add will enhance the flavor.
As I looked at these plates I was thinking a more minimalist style of plate would be more up my alley than these highly textured vine and floral plates. Perhaps a little less flowery looking. I guess I was just happy to have finally made some dinner plates that didn't warp. Gee is that a contradiction? I made plates which I think look nice, and lots of other folks like, but they aren't a style I would choose for my own dinnerware. I wonder if there are other potters who make a style of dinnerware they wouldn't generally use themselves. Can I design a style of plate which I would choose to use in my home. I think so.
When I originally posted these test tiles, Ron asked me which ones I liked. I said I mostly like the speckled ones but many times I found the public liked the non speckled colors. Can I design a plate that I like and others like too? I think I can. I have several colors picked out from the test tiles above and a few ideas of shapes and textures of a plate I would design for myself. Stay tuned for more about designing a plate. This post is part of the Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.