Monday, 7 July 2008

Big Platters.

This platter will hopefully be about 15 inches across when fired, raw glazed in the Rutile half and half.
Instead of all the hand painting we usually do I thought some combing would make a change. Must be looking at all these lovely slip ware pots on other potters blog spots. Some cobalt slip, some iron so we can do them in the Rutile and Tenmoku glazes.




I thought as it seems people want the domestic ware more this year that I would have a go at some big platters or chargers as they are sometimes called.



I did some cut handled platters for this firing (I actually cut the rim leaving the handles for you to be able to lift the plate out of the oven easier, great for apple pies etc). Finished turning and decorating these in the morning then went to the big town (Oban) for a meeting with David, my accountant who told me to stop buying new cars and things, which I have promised him faithfully that I will try hard not to do for at least a few years, (My car is only two this month so that's not too difficult but I didn't get round to telling him about my new computer just yet) then I went for a hair cut and home for dog walks, food and tea pot throwing (on the wheel not out of the window, well not yet anyway we will see what they look like when finished). Then went on my motorbike to The Glue Pot (the pub) for a pint. (Yes officer it was just the one, I'm not completely daft you know).

10 comments:

doug fitch said...

That's some tasty combing, I'm looking forward to seeing those come through

Hannah said...

ha ha the slipware will infiltrate everywhere yet, just watch out, it'll sneak up when you leat expect it.

doug fitch said...

We're coming to get you!! World slipware domination.

Alan from Argyll Pottery said...

Have you ever had the feeling that the Indians were massing for an attack? You'll never get me! I love all the subtleties of wood fired stoneware and what it can do for glazes far too much and I can still play with slips as well, Ha! beat that slipware people.

Hannah said...

Lead Lead Lead Lead!!!!!!! That beats all your high firing ingrediants into a cocked hat!!

(we still love you really though.)

Ron said...

Oh boy, we're choosing sides. I'm Switzerland.
I do like that combing, and the platters with the cut out handles.

doug fitch said...

Hey Hannah, think we've caught one!
http://kreegerpottery.blogspot.com/2008/07/blogging-leads-to-earthenware.html

Ron said...

Two if you count me.

Alan from Argyll Pottery said...

Lead- Now in what parts of the HSE EU directives have I heard that discribed as maybe, just possibly, a wee bit dangerous? Me I like not being sued. (And I'm sure I love you all too really).

Hannah said...

ASk Mr Fitch about his raw Galena if you think Lead Bisillicates bad! He's just down right crazy (don't know whether that came before or after the galena though.)