I made Verde Square using a drape mold. First I rolled out a slap of stoneware clay. Then I “fitted” the clay to form of the drape mold and cut the off the excess clay. After just a few minutes, I turn the square over and remove the mold. Now it’s time to clean the edges and cover with plastic. When it’s leather hard, I do some more clean up. The tricky part is drying the square so it sits nice and flat and doesn’t warp. After a few failures, I wrapped the square in newspaper. This is a trick I use for plates as well. The clay dries more evenly this way.
Verde is what I call the glaze combination of copper green and cream rust. And this new creation provided opportunities to play with the overlapping of the glazes! First I dipped about half the square in the copper green, across a horizontal line and then turning the corner like a backwards ‘7’. Let’s hit a smaller corner on the opposite side. Next I dipped into the cream rust, overlapping the small corner and about half of the larger section. The overlap reminds me of cactus!
Use Verde Square as a dinner plate or as a tray. Display when it’s not in service. Makes a great wedding, housewarming, birthday or holiday gift. Build your own set!
Dishwasher and oven safe.
8″ x 8″. Sits flat on its bottom. Medium weight.
Pair with Verde Finger Bowls