Make it a Square

In designing dishes, I wanted to create a different look than just your typical round plate.  Squares are in, so I wanted to create my own square dishes.  Since I am not using a mold to press my plates, my design is more of a “rounded” square.  I throw the plates just like I normally would, except I throw the plate with an extra wide rim.  I do this so that I can cut off sections of the rim of the plate to create the square shape.  The first one I did was not very successful.  I didn’t have a wide enough rim and when I cut the rim down to make the square shape, it actually took the rim away altogether.  When I made the next one I definitely left plenty of room.

I really like that this plate is not a perfect square.  At first I wanted to have the edges form a perfect square with nice 90 degree corners, but the rounded center of the plate makes it difficult to achieve that.  The flattened corners of the plate keep it unique and I think they will make a neat set with the dinner plates as well.

I have a little fine tuning to do when I trim these and some straightening of the edges before I bisque fire them.  On to the dinner plates!

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  • Oooh I love these–can’t wait to see them once they are glazed and fired!ReplyCancel

  • Oooh I love these–can’t wait to see them once they are glazed and fired!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Another great idea! You just keep pumping them out. Can’t wait to see the finished product.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Another great idea! You just keep pumping them out. Can’t wait to see the finished product.ReplyCancel

  • Dad

    Since I’m a square these plates really appeal to me. Great idea!

    Love you.ReplyCancel

  • Dad

    Since I’m a square these plates really appeal to me. Great idea!

    Love you.ReplyCancel

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