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Thursday, May 22, 2014

That's how it's done




A new Platter 



For Heritage Day Celebrations Sale this weekend.




And a new Tile or two for sale, as well. 




The pencil marks will burn off in the kiln.





I see a mistake.  Do You?





Almost finished.





Ready to glaze and fire to 1820 degrees Fahrenheit. Firing and cooling will take 24 hours.





An artist friend came by and painted my horse trough fountain...the painting is not finished...I used it for the background anyway. 





But my Platter is finished.  

Have a wonderful remainder of the week. 

Gina 

20 comments:

  1. Dear Gina - the platter is gorgeous, lovely design and wonderful colouring - I see the error - the upside-down leaf shape, but who would know in the finished article - I bet it sells as soon as the doors open.

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  2. Dear Rosemary, I knew that you would catch my miss step right away. I was able to "fix" it before it became a permanent mistake. It will be interesting to see what the visitors will like this year. Thank you for your visit Rosemary. .ox, Gina

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  3. Dear Gina,

    Your platter would be lovely in any event, but I'm glad you could fix the boo-boo! I might have created an elaborate story around a mistake to explain how it was an old tradition, like the oriental carpets that purposefully incorporate a mistake so as not to offend Allah. I'm intrigued by the piece of paper that looks as though it might be an angle guide, or are you hiding some astrological notations in your designs? Now there's an idea!

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    1. Dear Mark, You give me too much credit. I'm not that clever. As long as I'm alive my mistakes will not make one of my pieces more valuable...maybe later. So, for now, I have to correct them, if I can.
      The round paper you see has markings on it which help divide the platter into equal parts. Or let's say that I am painting a clock. I would use the no 12 mark. As long as I use even numbers my designs always match at the end. My paper circles come in smaller and much larger sizes. It's officially called a "Plate Marker". You could probably use one of these. Let me know and I can print one for you.

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    2. I would be interested in having a Plate Maker, but would probably need instructions. Perhaps that can happen in person someday, at one of your workshops.

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  4. Your platter looks gorgeous!! Love the pattern and colors!!

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    1. Thank you Ann. How nice of you to come by for a visit and leave a comment.

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  5. Gina, it's fun to see these posts when you share some behind the scenes views with us. I smiled when you wrote can you spot the error. I'm currently knitting an intricate lacy shawl with a design that is based upon geometric patterning. As the rows of knitting grow, it's easier to spot (and correct mistakes or slipped stitches before it's necessary to unravel hours worth of work.

    Your patterned plate is beautiful! xo

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    1. Dear Frances, I know enough about knitting to know what you are talking about. Your knitted creations are absolutely stunning. You are an artist. I love the way you combine patterns and colors. One of these days I will own one of your beautiful pieces. .

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  6. It is all so beautiful it's dripping with eye delight. To my eye there wasn't anything wrong only beauty!

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    1. Dear Janet, I am so happy that you like my plate. The end result was a platter without mistakes. I noticed it in time and was able to fix it. Thank you for your visit.

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  7. Your new design is stunning Gina.
    What does it matter if there is a little mistake.. its beautiful. Love the painting.
    Always enjoy passing by your blog Gina.. such a delight.
    wishing you a happy weekend.
    val x

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    1. Dear Val, Sometimes it's easy to correct a mistake, the mistake was only in pencil and could be corrected. Once I paint with pigments it is too late and then I have to make the decision to either give up or somehow cover my mistake. You might recall seeing plates that have painted insects outside of the center motif. That usually means that there is a mistake sitting under the bug.;

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    2. A Secret Revealed! Here, I had always thought you were so artistic in the placement of the bumblebees, for instance!!!
      Your artistic talents are always a delight for me to marvel, Gina. I would be at those heritage sales if only the drive wasn't so long from my home in Oregon. Especially now, my wrist is broken, and yesterday I was told again (4 weeks post-op) to still not drive. UGH!

      I know you will have a good sale, so in stead, Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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    3. Dear Mary, I actually paint the bumblebees on purpose but look for mistakes if you see a few mosquitoes on the edge of a plate.
      Sorry about your broken wrist, what a bummer. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  8. Beautiful! Love the way all of the plates look together.

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  9. Thank you Bev for your sweet compliment and thank you also for your visit.

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  10. Dear Gina,
    I trust your Heritage Day Celebration and Sale today was a success. After all your hard work of creating such gorgeous platters like the one in this post there must have been the satisfaction of letting it go to an appreciative admirer. If only Utah were not so far from Texas I should have liked to be there.
    Warm greetings, Sieglinde

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    1. Dear Sieglinde, We had a wonderful celebration. A bidding war, over one of my donated murals, ensued and brought a little extra money for the Old School fund. I had many repeat visitors and costumers from as far away as California. The sun was shining under the apple trees and many people lingered just to visit and talk.
      One of these days, Sieglinde you will visit...Texas is not that far. Just a little Sunday drive. ox, Gina

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