I will be away for the next couple of weeks, so dropped by the studio today just to move the 4 platters into the kiln shed to get bisque fired. They look and feel awesome, even if I have to say so myself. I tried to take photos in the natural light, to see the texture. Ignore the mouldy spots and the white corn starch.
styrofoam moulds, they were a lot of work to make, but now they can be used many times. And based on the results so far, I think I have more experimenting to do, with different textures, rimmed or unrimmed, and maybe some decorative elements, and staining / glazing combinations.
When I return from my trip, I will have 3 weeks in November to finish up all my pieces, stain / glaze them, and work on anything else I can fit in (or not). Then it will be Christmas break already. This pottery season seems to have flown by too quickly. But I have some sizeable pieces to show for it. Not to mention a few hatching dragons. I went to visit those today. Here they are on the shelf, with my two African men looking like they are having a conversation in the background :