Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Platter with Color Slip Inlay, Greenware

I have spent the better part of three weeks working on this platter and it will be at least two to three more before it is finished. The top image show the platter with colored slip inlay (Mishima). I still need to finish removing the excess slip then I can begin to add the color to the surface.

This bottom image it the same piece before adding the colored slip, just to show the difference between  the two.
Carved Greenware Platter, Before Inlay

Monday, March 25, 2013

Border decoration explorations

Here are few examples of some historical boarders 

 Here is a platter in progress and the drawing for it below.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Honing In

Black and White platter, drying stage

Carving on what will be "Blue & White" platter

"Blue and White" Platter drying stage

Through my ceramic forms I exploit the juxtaposition of US service women in combat with the domestic and decorative nature of heirloom tableware. In years past, material denoted an object’s place as art or craft just as gender dictated a woman’s role in society but now gender does not determine one’s place in domesticity or defense.
 These are just a few of the platters I am currently working on. What you see here is just the beginning of my exploration of surface decoration techniques and historic platter forms.  These pictured here are in various stages of completion. I will post more as these progress.