Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Before and After

Decisions for surface can be intimidating:  especially when working out a new form or making an involved piece like this 11-piece serving set.  I had coated all the surfaces with Forbes wax to aid the underglaze inlay process.  Fortunately, it bought me some more time with surface decisions, as the wax makes everything dry more slowly.  Nothing cracked!  Here's an image of the form in its greenware stage and after completion.  

The Four Person Serving Set contains four cups, four spoons, a sugar jar, creamer and two-tiered tray.  It is currently on display at the Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, CO.


  1. Wow, killer set! The spoon alcoves are so sexy. Great tip about the wax slowing the drying process, that could really help me sometimes...I'll be trying it out ;)

    -Amy H

  2. Great form and surface. For some reason this set makes me think of the Keebler elves and cookies. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keebler_Company)

  3. this turned out really nice and i like it even better glazed! plus i can't believe it's already glazed and on display!!