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Set of Plates

When I make sets of anything I normally make extras.  If I don't I know some will crack, get broken of will have some sort of glaze problem.  This, for me, seems to be the Murphy's Law of set making.  But when I made this set of plates I had no plan for them.  I didn't know how I would decorate them or anything like that.  They weren't a commission, they were just plates that I was making because I felt like making plates one day.

Of course this meant that they sat around for a few weeks waiting for me to be inspired to do something with them besides throw and trim.  Then I took a workshop with Molly Hatch and came up with an idea that blossomed like Spring.

The problem was that it was too late to do Mishima on the plates so I painstakingly copied and panted the birds onto the already bisqued plates then sprayed the edges with the ash glaze combination that I use on my casseroles and serving bowls.

They just came out of the kiln and I couldn't be happier with them.  Now I wish I had made more than six not because of the possibility of one breaking but because I really like the way they look.
I've also made a set of cups to go with the plates, they have the same birds but they are drawn on using Mishima.  It'll be fun to see these all together as a set.

Happy Spring everyone!!!

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  1. Those are wonderful, hope you post the cups too. love the color around the edges.

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  2. Thanks Linda, I will post the cups also, but first they need to be bisque fired.

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  3. I made extra houses for this commission I just finished and wouldn't you know, not one piece cracked, like you said, Murphy's Law! The plates are great, they should sell pretty fat!

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    1. Yes Tracey, that does seem to be how it works. Your extra houses will sell, no worries there. Thanks

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  4. with a cute painted bird on there too? :)

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    1. Yes, a different bird is painted on each plate. Thanks Gary.

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