Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Botanical Inspiration

These pieces came out of the kiln on Monday. They are very different from my usual happy and colorful designs. I hope you're not disappointed. I've been experimenting and trying to challenge myself to come up with a more mature and practical line. What I ended up with are these pieces. They are classical (inspired by botanical illustrations) and stronger too. All are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. The illustrations were drawn freehand using a black underglaze pencil.

Small pear platter "Poire Josephine de Binche" (6" diameter x 1.5" height)
Small poppy plate "Papaver Orientale" (5.25" diameter)
Poppy creamer (3.25" diameter x 4" height)


Cynthia said...

These are gorgeous! At first I thought maybe they were toner decals, but am even more impressed that they're drawn freehand with a glaze pencil.

I can't stand the feeling of the pencil on bisque - it makes my skin crawl.

Denise said...

Wow! They're wonderful!! Great job, Chi!

pottery said...

they are really nice... i like their delicacy and the velvetty look of the glaze

wendi said...

i love love love. looks great on your dark dining table too! great backdrop!

sarah said...

i love your new "line" chi! :)