Yesterday I spent a good portion of my workday throwing and trimming plates. All of these are commissions I have been working on and it feels good to be getting them done. I recently had a commission for a set of dessert plates. I have made them before as a gift for someone, but never as a commissioned piece. They needed to be slightly different from a lunch plate, so I decided to make the dessert plate a bit smaller than the lunch/salad. Now, some of you would say I am wrong to do that. You might be saying, “Arryn, the dessert plate should be bigger than the dinner plate”. To that I would smile and say, “I know what you mean”. However, for the overall look I am going for in a full set of dishes, they are going to be smaller than the lunch/salad. Besides, some desserts are small on purpose because they make up for it in richness! I have decided my dinner plates are to be thrown twelve inches in diameter, lunch/salad plates are nine inches in diameter and dessert plates are seven inches in diameter. When stacked together as a set, they really look nice!
On Monday I will be trimming these plates and throwing pedestals and collecting dishes! I desperately need to throw those so I am ready for a glaze firing by the end of next week. Also, some exciting news! I officially have my own domain name with this blog. I am no longer arrynvogan.wordpress.com. I am now: arrynvoganpottery.com! It is exciting to have my own domain: feels more professional. I hope you all have a great weekend!