Friday, June 11, 2010
Shapes Of Things To Come
My gourd garden grows pretty much year 'round. But I got an idea yesterday. The bowls above will be filled with gourds (without my long stem). I'm just trying to decide whether to glaze them all in place or have them loose in the bowl. If they're glazed in place, they need not have an unglazed side on which to fire them. Also, the centerpiece will stay arranged and if it gets dusty, the whole thing can be put in the dishwasher. Also, there need be no consideration for fragile ceramic gourds bumping each other if they are all glazed in place. So I'm leaning toward glazing them in place.
I'll probably make lots of bowls (without gourds) because I think they make pretty cool looking fruit (or bread) baskets too.