Now that I have much of my studio unpacked I located some of my slump molds. I made these two bowls yesterday. I'd like to do a whole series of animals found in the Georgia mountains. So far I've seen a bear, possum, river otter, coyote, beaver, squirrel, and deer.
Both bowls are about twelve inches in diameter; the bear bowl isn't as deep as the blue daisy bowl.
The other day I decided to make a few platters. Here's my take on a speckled trout; he looks like he's smiling. This platter or serving dish is about 9 x 16 inches.
This platter with texture is about 12 inches square. I made a similar one years ago and liked the symbolic river detail so I decided to make another one. Now I'm remembering some other bowls and platters I made with symbolic rivers a few years ago; I'd like to explore those ideas again.
Here's a cherry tree platter, also about 12 inches square. I'm still working on the trunk. I think I'll order some porcelain sand to place under the platters when they're fired so they can move easily (shrink) on the kiln shelf. Up next a sneak peak at the granite we chose and I'll ask for your advice on what tile to choose for a back splash. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.