Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Finished Mandala Plates

The finished Mandala Plate

About a month ago I blogged about my experience in going to one of those paint your own ceramics places at a local mall. I am VERY pleased with the results - I cannot BELIEVE how vibrant they turned out. I am so very happy that the colors I picked matched my signature palette.

Painting a plate

I had mentioned that it was very difficult for me to envision the final product because the colors are all so muted before it gets fired. The paints are also very thick and a little difficult to apply and sitting there for about 90 minutes working on this plate, I wasn't sure I'd ever do it again but after seeing the way it turned out? I will absolutely do it again!

Mandala Plate II

This is the plate where I simply used one of the small squeeze bottles of black paint that used a syringe tip to apply the paint. This one only took me about 15 minutes to complete. It looks totally awesome! A friend of mine saw these plates and suggested I do designs like these on giant cookies... :o)

Painting a plate

This was the black & white plate before firing.

10 comments:

The Gravelcat said...

Love the finished results! It must be hard to figure out what colors to use together since the colors before firing don't come out as vibrantly. Event the b/w plate looks stunning.

Alison said...

That is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow. They both came out really beautiful. ( I like the cookie idea, too.)

Aaron said...

That plate looks great!!
One tip though, I remember doing some of these things while my family was visiting my aunt when I was a kid. You could buy the glazes, and take those and the plates home. Paint them in your own comfy chair and take them back to get them fired.

Philip1209 said...

Beautiful. Those are quite marketable, too! You should consider doing more plates in the future. How do you feel about plates compared to your normal mediums?

Melody Cummons said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!
You should sell these designs to a dinnerware company and get paid big bucks with royalties!
I did some designs for Dansk maybe 18 years ago...
but your designs are much prettier :-)

Julie (Okami) said...

They look wonderful! I agreed with all the comments, you should market the design. I'd by a set of the black and white.

Zuzu said...

Simply Beautiful! I'd buy from you!!!

Jessica said...

The plates are absolutely beautiful! You did such a great job, craftsmanship is awesome!

bleubug.com said...

I agree! They turned out great!

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