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....

8 comments:

Gordo said...

Jeez, I would think so, Gary. They're beautiful!

kcinnova said...

Gary, these are BEAUTIFUL!!!
You're making me wish my boys weren't such big eaters...

gr said...

ah, growing boys! unless you wanted these for dessert plates, in which they would hold a honking big piece of pie and ice cream, or about 7 large cookies?

Gordo said...

Mmmm ... honking pie ...

kcinnova said...

Geez, I try to think about eating salads, and gary talks about geese and pies...

Greg said...

Very nice! Very nice INDEED!

ML said...

Gorgeous! I want, I want, I want! However, my kids would probably shut up my apartment and have me committed if I were to get ANOTHER set of dishes. (A very large weakness of mine, against which I'm fighting constantly.) But those really are gorgeous

Reb said...

I really like the colour play on those Gary.