iandol on fri 28 dec 01
You ask <for functional use? Is the whole bottom left unglazed...or just the foot =
I like to glaze the ones I make. I also like to add a bit of decoration =
if possible, something which echoes the decoration of the upper surface. =
This can add a bit of interest for the "Washers and wipers" Do it in the =
foot rings of Teapots sometimes as well. Even put a motif inside a =
teapot, down at the bottom or under the lid. It's just an idiosyncrasy =
some of us have.
All the best for the New Year,
Ivor Lewis, Redhill, South Australia.
Jim Larkin on sat 29 dec 01
possible, something which echoes the decoration of the upper surface. This
can add a bit of interest for the "Washers and wipers" >
I, too, like the asthetics of a glazed and decorated bottom of a plate or
wide footed bowl. There is some attention to detail there that is
satisfying. But, just as important, I believe it makes for a stronger plate
to have the clay sandwiched between glazes of relatively equal coef. of
expansion. I haven't done or seen any m.o.r. tests to prove this, but having
made and used plates glazed both ways, the ones glazed on the bottoms are
still in use in our kitchen after many years hard use.
Fox Pass Pottery
379 Fox Pass
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Marvpots@AOL.COM on sat 29 dec 01
Following the note yhou had from Australia about plate bottoms, thought you
might like to know Jack Troy does the same. Adds nice interest to the piece.