Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Leaf plates

The boys and I made eramic leaf plates and platters which look lovely year-round, and not just for the fall. Our decorating style tends to be light and airy and has nature's colors, so we know first hand that these plates really complement a natural, rustic, or woodsy home. And they are just funky enough that they will do well in pretty much any other more "fun" decor too!

Poke Leaf Platter by my older son last year:
Poke Leaf Platter by Tadpole #1

This year, we made a red-bud leaf plate, a sycamore leaf plate, hickory 3-leaf platter, and a poke leaf plate. I think I posted pictures of some of those on my regular blog.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ceramic plates and platters

The boys and I learned to make "quilted" Wabi-Sabi style plates in ceramics. Here are some of our creations:

Platter by my older son - approx 14"x10.5
Platter by Tadpole #1

Platter by my older son - top view
Platter by Tadpole #2 - top view

Plate by my younger son - approx 8.5"x8.5"
Plate by Tadpole #2

Plate by my younger son - top view
Plate by Tadpole #2 - top view

Teresa's Soap Dish - 8"x4.5"
Soap Dish

Teresa's small plate - 7"x5"
Small plate