Paddy and Rose
Watercolour Dinner Set
Paddy and Rose are both looking forward to seeing you all at their upcoming wedding! Instead of gifts they are asking for a contribution to a new dinner set with this watercolour glaze effect. They plan on hosting many family members and friends in their home, and accordingly have ordered a big set of 12 bowls, 12 dinner plates and 12 side plates.
See slides below for progress.
I met them both at a market in Canberra and am excited about working on this set for these two lovely people!
Working with Paddy and Rose, I have slowly come towards making their set of plates and bowls. As they were looking for a few shapes of bowl and plate that I wasn’t already making I started with a few test pieces first. I am currently working on their final pieces, first batch emerging from the kiln on the 15th of March!
I make the watercolour effect that caught their eye by thinning down ceramic paints called underglazes, then applying them to biscware ceramic (fired once to 1000 deg) before applying a clear glaze and firing again to 1260 degrees. Once the pieces are completed Paddy and Rose will have a set that is dishwasher and microwave safe, and perfect for hosting dinners with family and friends.