Monday, August 20, 2007

Half Done Doily Platter

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This still has one more firing to go. This is a very large piece. I call them my "Turkey Platters", because you could fit a turkey on this baby. I can also see it used for serving a large variety of baked goods for a social function...maybe some bannana bread, brownies, cookies, what have you.
Hmmmm, I must be hungry.
I decided to show a picture of it half done because it might not survive the next firing. These platters are very difficult to do. I lose about 50% of them. Not very good odds. The losses are very expensive. I got so frustrated with these last year that I quit making them for awhile....but here I go again. If I am not anything I am persistent.

4 comments:

Tattycat said...

I think I shall have to stop looking! I am more amazed and covetous with each post. The platter is breathtaking. I can't imagine the work, and fear of loss, that goes into each piece. Your work makes me ashamed to call myself an artist!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It's beautiful! I hope it survives the next firing. Did you make the doily?

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

LOL, Laura anyone who writes as well as you deserves the title of "Artist".
Diane, I did not make this particular doily. Once a piece of tatting goes into the studio it never comes back. This is a doily I picked up at a thrift store...it was machine made so I don't feel bad about using it in the studio.

La Jugueteria said...

Bellisimo...te felicito.