Sunday, March 8, 2015
Finally a Cheese Board
This board is thinner than the other two which cracked; I don't know if that was the difference or in how I treated the edge when making it. Several folks in the clay buddies group mentioned not wetting the edge of the piece with a sponge while making it but instead smoothing the edge with a rib or my finger. I will be sure and smooth the edge this way from now on.
There are so many different mushrooms to choose from to put on these boards. I wanted to perfect the firing though because it takes quite some time to hand brush the mushroom design only to have the piece crack in the firing. I discovered a package of brushes I forgot I had and there are a number of really thin brushes. I think the new brushes have helped to improve my line quality. I'd like to make a few boards with handles extending beyond the board section. I think that design would make it easier to carry the board to a table.
I have a few more pieces from this firing but the photos were out of focus so I'll have to retake them. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.