Friday, February 8, 2013

Random Color

After a long stretch of cloudy days here, I was craving color. I felt like making something vibrant, but not chaotic. Something random but with order; random color. I wanted to use colors I wouldn't normally put together just to see if they worked. I started out with this first plate because aqua or turquoise is one of my favorite colors.

 Then I made this lavender plate because that's another favorite color of mine.

Then I wondered what a plate would look like if I reversed the colors, but kept the same pattern. So I did that with the next two plates.

 This plate is a bit like a pinwheel. Below is a stack of the plates with two luncheon plates on top

These plates make me smile; the more I look at them the more I like them. The colors turned out great and the satin clear glaze melted just right in the kiln.

For some reason the song by Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant, popped into my head this morning. Happy Friday to you. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. They do look bright and happy.

  2. Hi Lori, thanks, they are really growing on me. I am liking these bright colors together.

  3. They are delightfully decorative! I can imagine designing a room around one of them.

  4. So glad these came out well. Have been looking forward to seeing them. My favourite is the first one. Fantastic colour combination.
    Any warping?
    How thick do you make them?
    Just made an oval slump mould and hoping to make some plates with it really soon.

  5. fun plates...they are doodlized.

  6. Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, what a good idea, the colors really pop.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, the underglazes turned out great as did the clear glaze I am so happy with them.

    Hi Michele, thanks, they would make eating fun too, that's for sure.

    Hi Dee, thanks, yes doodlized they are. Ha.

  7. Love the green one best

  8. Hi Anna, thanks, the green one is the darkest and looks like the night sky.

  9. Hi Cazz, thanks, the edges are slightly wavy but not due to warping but when I pick them up too soon before they have firmed up enough. I would love it if you would post on your mold making for plates as I could really benefit from making a mold for my plates. I make them thicker than I think they should be and they are much less likely to warp then, about 3/8 when green and they shrink to about a 1/4 inch after final firing.

  10. Cool. I'll get some pictures of the mould once my first plate comes off. We used an oval glass oven roaster. Filled it with about 3 inches of plaster and allowed it to set. Got my first plate on it tonight. It's. A bit cold in Scotland at the moment, so it'll be a few days before it's dry enough to remove. :o)

  11. really nice plates:) remind me of Aboriginal art :)


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