Friday, March 13, 2009

Yarn ball plates

I decided to try something a little different with my pottery. I painted these plates thinking of the woodcut yarn ball on the cover of Mason-Dixon Knitting. I'm going to keep working on this design - thin the cobalt a little, take more care when painting. For the cups, I'm going to cut the yarn design into the bottoms. My goal now is to make a tea pot resembling an old stove-top "fat keeper" I saw in a book at the library. It was all slap dash and wire - with an orphaned tin cap for a lid. 


Leslie said...

What a great idea! I love these pieces.

lucy said...

oh how lovely! i see the ball of yarn, but to me these also look like caligraphy, roses, onions, and somehow those old glass insulators from telephone poles.

Kay said...

I like these better than the Potter Craft yarn ball--you can "read" them so many ways.

And the yellow glaze is to die.

How do you get the plates so round?