Friday, May 14, 2010

Large Glazed Platter

These large platters were about 18 inches (50cm) square or even larger when made in a rectangular shape. Pouring the glaze looks easy when you see Hamada doing it but was a bit nerve-wracking. It always turned out satisfactorily though as the edges of double glazing soften when fired. One of these platters was given to a previous Governor General as a gift from the city of Hastings. I wonder if it is still at Government House - I should have asked when the present Governor General visited me in 2007.