A handmade large platter made out of Hawaiian red clay and low fire glazes. Starting with a slab of clay, I form it over a plaster bat, until it is leather hard. Then I take it off and trim it., After that, the platter is dried and goes through the first bisque firing. When it comes out of the kiln, the platter is cooled and then three coats of glaze with the appropriate colors are applied. This is a skill in and of itself, because all the glaze colors are white to grayish black- none of them are the colors that they appear after the firing.
The cats are drawn freehand onto the platter, then painted freehand. Then the platter is fired a second time to cone 04, this firing can go faster because the first firing took the shock of going from dried mud to hard ceramic. The finished product is highlighted with paint to complete the original design.
This platter measures 20 inches from side to side, and is raised three inches. Specify whether or not you want wall hanging attachments.
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