Wednesday, May 28, 2008
plates, take one
(plates and bowls by Gary Rith)
Kcinnova asked for a set of plates and bowls. I don't often make items of a specific size for people, and so I wasn't sure how much shrinkage would occur in the firings (minimum 10 percent) with 25 oz. balls of clay, and these first plates are an inch and a half too small for her request (at 8 1/2 inches). So, I shall make more plates, maybe with 30 or 32 oz. balls of clay.
They look pretty darn good, though, and the wife is circling and making noises about keeping them....