I often work with my studio door open in summer. When I step out of the studio, I see Blackeyed Susans growing abundantly behind a picket fence along the edge of the woods.
The vibrant colors of the flowers inspire some of my work, including these two pieces. Both are thrown with a tan speckled clay body. You can see the speckles through the glaze in all the work I did this month.
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Hostas growing just outside the studio informed the Hosta Cheese Plate. I embossed leaves into the clay and used a glaze to enhance the veins. This plate is flat and makes a perfect piece on which to serve cheese.
The glaze on the Bowl with Copper Flow reminds me of a lava flow or crescent moon.
I embossed a maple leaf into the clay the day after I threw the Maple Leaf Dish. I used contrasting glazes to bring out the leaf from the primary glaze.The glaze I used on the Speckled Plum Bowl is a favorite glaze and works especially well on the specked clay. The specks take on a lavender cast and contrast nicely with the plum color.