If you love green and some organics then this vibrant green platter will be the piece for you.
This came out of a desire to make something that reminded me of the rainforest in far north Queensland where I grew up. As children we used to play around the many mysterious paths through the forest near my home. Hence it is called The Emerald Path.
This would sit very proudly on the formal dining room table, a coffee table or any well lit display area.
The plate is about 260mm x 260mm and at its highest 20mm.
How Was It Made?
The black and white feature was first made as a separate part by fusing random white pieces onto a black background. This was then cut and shaped to fit the piece as shown.
I then cut and laid up the sides, and fused to around 800 C in the kiln until they formed a single piece. This was then hand finished to refine the edges and improve the overall symmetry.
Finally, it was slumped in a ceramic form to achieve that beautiful shape.
All sounds simple, but it took several days to complete all the steps.