Taos Set consists of creamer, sugar, and oval tray. I made the creamer and sugar on the potter’s wheel and I made the tray using a drape mold. It is the result of a request from one of my nicest customers. He wanted a set to give to his mother. The oval tray is a totally new creation for me. It required a bit of experimentation with thickness and drying to have success. But the tray is the perfect size for a round sugar and small pitcher or creamer.
The clay is tan or light brown in color. The surface is a melding of 4 different glazes. I dip each piece of the set: the top and the tray, the top of the creamer and the sugar, and half the sugar lid in a floating blue glaze that I make. Then I dip the bottoms in a copper green glaze I make. Next the cream rust glaze I make is poured and trailed over the “seam” where the blue and green meet. And for the final touch, some red gold on the rims, trailed, and daubed with a brush. The result reminds me of the Northern New Mexico landscape.
Taos Set makes a great wedding, housewarming, birthday, holiday, or thank you gift! Keep it for yourself! The oval tray measures 9″ long by 5″ wide and sits flat.
See also Taos Oil Pourer