I picked up most if not all of the remainder of my finished ceramics today, and I was very excited to learn that I have been invited to display one of my pieces at an upcoming student exhibit at Shadbolt Center in May and June. Yay!! I'm so excited.
This is the bowl / platter which was selected for exhibit :
The bowl is just over 14" or 36 cm diameter, and is really heavy. It is definitely a two-hander, so I had one of my kids hold it so I could take photos.
The design on the edges is created with one of my hand-made stamps. This spiral shape has come in pretty handy, as I have used it for previous bowls also, such as this small bowl #22.
I knew the Deep Blue was my glaze for creating the contrast I wanted. It is brushed on and wiped off, and then the whole bowl is sprayed in Celadon glaze. I really like that color combination, and the blue speaks to me of swirly waves.
The foot is a spiral shape, to echo the spirals on the inside of the bowl. By the time I could flip the bowl out of the mold safely, it was too firm to stamp, so I added a button on the bottom to hold my stamp.
I was asked for a "title" for this piece, but I haven't been able to come up with a deserving title. Any suggestions?