Taos Dinner Plate

$65.00

(Includes USPS shipping within contiguous 48 United States.)

4 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: DPLT-Taos Categories: ,

Description

I made Taos Dinner Plate on the potter’s wheel from a tan stoneware clay and then trimmed a slight foot which lifts the plate off the table slightly.  It’s a flat plate with a slightly elevated wall and rolled rim, beaded to help protect it against chipping.

I allow plenty of time for dinner plates to dry because drying slowly helps prevent warping and cracking.  First I bisque fire each plate, then I proceed to glazing.  The “Taos” glaze consists of 4 overlapping glazes.  First I dip about half the plate in a floating blue glaze which I make.  Next I dip the remaining portion of the plate in a green glaze which I also make.  Then I pour a cream rust glaze over the seam of the first two glazes.  I finish off the pattern by pouring red gold glaze over the blue area, allowing it to pool in places. And even though I have developed some skill in applying 4 different glazes to the surface, the melding of these glazes can still be quite amazing and surprising.  Sometimes you will see figures.  Other times a landscape or seascape.  The glaze technique yields consistent yet varied results.  It’s not too “matchy matchy”.

Plates are well-balanced, medium light weight, sturdy, and durable.  Start your collection.  A pair or a set makes a great wedding gift, housewarming gift, anniversary gift.

Taos Dinner Plate is 10”Diameter. Use for meals, as an appetizer tray, or display.

Oven and dishwasher safe.

See also Taos Salad Plate