Linda suggested we try for 1 or 2, but I ended up making 3 hump moulds. Two are a 2" deep oval, such as the one Linda used to make this deep casserole dish (with the beautiful glaze combination of Copper Red over Tenmoku):
The two ovals are sized so that the casserole dishes should easily stack together. I didn't remember to take a photo.
The other one is a 1.5" deep soft round rectangle, which will make a wonderful sort of serving tray / platter. I am pretty happy with this one, too. Again, I didn't remember to take a photo.
That was my first 3 hours. The next 4 hours or so, I did some trimming and glazing. I am super happy with how these trimmed plates turned out :
I had stamped the rim on Sunday, but when I trimmed it, I also trimmed a spiral into the center. I like how that looks. I hope I can find a glaze which will do it justice.
The bottom one, I had made it Sunday with the spiral inside, and was planning to stamp the rim also, but I let it dry a bit too much, so instead, I used my trimming tool to carve the rim. I really like how it turned out. So much movement in the piece. Again, I hope the glazes will do it justice.
I intentionally glazed one of my dark brown clay pieces, and hopefully it will be fired soon, so I will see it before I need to decide on these plates. If the results are not spectacular, I should really do some test tiles, or create a piece which I can sacrifice to a number of glaze experiments. Here is the brown vase, with a bit of black stain in the stamped pattern. I want to see if it will show through my selected glaze.
I then glazed a few of my stamped mugs, which have been waiting patiently for me since I finished them in July! I look forward to having a few finished ones for Hemlock Coffee Co. (Hmmm, I thought I posted about them previously, but anyhow, they have some of my pieces for sale, and I have a feeling the mugs will be something their customers may enjoy).
Here are a few of the mugs, glazed, and awaiting firing :
The weather was really dismal today, raining heavily, so it was really good to be in the studio with good people and busy with so many items. I can't imagine a better way to spend a rainy day.