This platter will be "animated" with a pig face and tail. It's quite large. I have already attached the pig snout and tail but I don't have a picture of it. I'm not sure if it will have the look that I was going for but it is drying slowly and I'm hoping that there will be no cracks or warping.
I'm trying something new here. Working with slabs is very interesting; I like the aspect of building something. This figure is called Fierce. Very different from my first realistic piece, but I'm really enjoying exploring ideas with clay. My fish platters have encouraged me to continue painting underglazes on the clay. This one is more of a sketch than a finished idea. I think there will be a second edition.
These are photos of two bowls. Both bowls were marked with a lemon zester. The smaller bowl on the left has markings which are barely visible in the photo. The bowl on the right shows the markings more clearly. I really like using this tool. Thanks to Posey Bacopolous for such an excellent idea.