This bird fruit platter was made by rolling a slab of clay and then applying underglaze and stamping for texture. After it dried on a hump mold, it was bisque fired. Then I applied more underglaze and hand-painted the bird image over the top. Clear glaze was added and then it was glaze fired to 05.
I enjoyed creating this piece because it allowed me to play with screen printing (polka dots and some stars on the bottom of the platter) and to explore asymmetry. I found it refreshing and satisfying to create a functional piece with rough, torn edges, and hope to continue in this vein with my hand-built work!
In May, I'm getting ready to open my studio doors for the annual West Austin Studio Tour...stay tuned for details!