Two slipped plates and a bowl. The bowl has a floral stencil pattern repeat. The two plates have a portion of a piece of digitally-altered rosemaling traced onto them. Next, the design was carved through and outlined in slip trailed yellow and black.
Freshly slipped earthenware bowls. These also incorporate details of a rosemaling pattern. They are each unique. Some involve a traced paper stencil, others are entirely painted and drawn free-hand.
The right-most bowl is a little landscape sketch of water droplets falling on earth with a yellow root system below ground and a tiny green leaf just beginning to unfurl above ground. Is January too early for spring fever?
This is the last weekend before the spring semester starts. I spent the morning adding dates to the syllabus for the beginning clay class that I will be teaching and creating a Gmail calendar for the course. This afternoon I trimmed a little over half the pots I had thrown yesterday. I ought to have trimmed them in the morning and worked on the syllabus in the afternoon: the pots were almost too dry. I slipped everything that was trimmed with a thin layer of white slip and finished the decoration on eight out of a group of about fifteen trimmed pots. I wrapped them up carefully in plastic sheeting. It will likely be Tuesday afternoon before I can return to finish the wet work on the remaining pieces.