Monday, May 17, 2010
Plates are not just for food
I seem to have a thing for plates lately. I used to do a lot of mosaic work where I would use broken dishes in my pieces. I have a huge collection of plates from those days and decided to hang some on a very large boring stair wall. I love the way it turned out and oh, the color! My next project will be incorporating some into the garden. Maybe a parade of colorful plates bordering a flower bed? We'll see.
My son gave me 12 bisque plates for Christmas and I finally finished painting them all. The thing I love about painting ceramics is you never know how it will turn out. Because the colors you paint with aren't even close to being true, it's a total guess on the outcome. I love the anticipation of waiting for the firing to be done. I now have 12 pretty little dessert size plates. Can you just see a cute cupcake or a piece of cheesecake drizzled with pink berry sauce served on these little cuties?