As a teacher and professional potter - keeping projects fresh and interesting can be a challenge. I work hard to try and stick to an outlined curriculum for my 8 week classes but still sometimes ask myself.....Did we do this already? The other week I introduced my beginner class to Mr. Plate. I made several demo plates to show them a variety of rim styles. A few days later I showed the next group of students to Mrs. Trim. A day later some more students got to watch these little plates get some surface decoration using slip/underglazes and stencils.
All I can say is I sure got my money's worth out of these four little plates!
OK- so Pie Season is really all year - fruit pies, chicken pot pie, meat pies, pumpkin pie and on and on. I am starting to fill in my inventory of pie plates and baking dishes for the season. I love making these because many of them have some decoration that makes them each very different. Some have birds some have honeycombed rims.
This year I am thinking about adding some special packaging to them as most of the time my clients are buying them as gifts. A pie goes in a pie box.....
Stay tuned as I am testing out sizes and colors and they will be an option when ordering your pie plate! Makes a nice presentation as a gift.