Friday, January 30, 2015
Pottery Soap Dishes
These are some simple soap dishes that my son and I made at the Art Center. I wanted to try a couple different ways and had made 2 of each version, obviously you can tell by the picture one of versions only 1 of them survived. Sometimes that happens. :( Sometimes you just don't know what will break at different stages, so it can be good to make an extra if you have the clay and time.
Anyways, both version were made by slab rolling out my clay. I used an old metal french fry cutter to cur the side edges on the rectangle ones and to cut the strips in the weaved one.
On the bottom of the rectangle one I did attach strips of rolled coil clay to make a stand for it and placed them on each of the long sides. To make the indents, I used a rounded pencil to press it in.
The weaves one is just weaved strips and now that it is glazed it is sturdy, but my second one of that one had a weak spot on one of the weaves and broke when handling after the first firing. Oh well.
My son painted the pink and yellow glazed one by hand and I dipped the other two in the same glazes. We have all of them to my dad for Christmas. I don't know what he will all do with 3 soap dishes, but he will never want for another one. Ever. :)