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?


  1. I would love to see a pic of your wall that is full of mosaics! popping in to say "hello" from the Flying Lessons ecourse. -Robin

  2. what a super fun idea! i love the plates arranged on the wall too. how i wish i owned all of the gorgeous dresses and skirts in your artwork :)

    xoxo, juliette

  3. I think cupcakes would definitely taste better served on these little works of art. :)
    They're beautiful Julie!

  4. These plates are adorable !
    I'm checking back to see the rest.
    Have you considered selling your designs to a gift company?
    You could be doing what you love and collecting the licensing fee.
    I'm keeping you in my prayers, all good thoughts.