Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Half an apple.
I once again raided the molds at Pinecroft. I had always loved the half an apple dish that I used to slip cast as a young man. This dish is still in use in The Green Frog Tearoom and for sale in the showroom. Cast in a white porcelain it is an attractive little dish. I decided to use the two halves as press molds for some little bud vases. I thought about making a porcelain leaf to put on it but that would be too literal. The one mold looked like a pilgrim bottle or flask so I put little lugs on the shoulders. I'm not sure I resolved the stand for these. I probably need to make some sort of a press mold to complete the look. Making individual pots is hard. It takes time to resolve things as it rarely happens on the first try.