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dropdeadjen
« on: July 13, 2008 08:28:28 PM »

Here are two plates. I probably made them two or three years ago. I don't really have time to do ceramics very often any more. Anyway both are undergazed and then clear glazed on the high temp firing clay. The apple and fig one is cool because I built up layers of glaze so it looks like it has texture and is raised up off the surface. I'm going to post some of the other ceramic things I won awards for next time I'm at home and I take pictures.

Both plates won Best in Show at the county fair. I won so many times in a row (five) for different pieces they had to give me a "reserve champion" award so someone else could have a turn Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 06:57:56 AM »

Explain to me. Did you paint the designs? These a wonderful and no wonder they had to stop you from winning!
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dropdeadjen
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008 12:06:28 PM »

I poured the ceramic plates using a plaster mold. I fired the plates. Then I painted the designs using underglaze for bisque. For the windmill, I had seen a card or something with a design like it, so I used that for inspiration. It is suppose to look like Dutch Delft glaze, even though it's just regular blue underglaze. The fruit one I saw a tile or something in a kitchen magazine and I used that idea and changed it a bit. Once the pieces were painted with the under glaze, I fired it again. Then after they cooled I coated with with clear glaze and fired one last time. The plates are finished ceramic, not paint on a store bought plate. They are sealed with the final coat of clear glaze and they are dishwasher, and food safe.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008 05:05:57 PM »

Thanks for the explanation. Like I said- these are wonderful!
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raspberrycupcake
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008 06:19:23 AM »

Oooh these are gorgeous no wonder you won so many prizes! You are very clever and talented!
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