I think it's interesting that the stiffness of the clay can play such a role in the success of a piece. Clay that is too stiff for some pieces -- draining the life from them -- absolutely animates other pieces.
Because this clay was on the stiff side, I was able to push the roundness factor to the limit on many of these casserole bases -- adding tension as SO much of the pot suspends over the foot, and adding the look of being inflated from within. I like that. I like animated pots.
Last week's 2 quart casseroles are dry now. The one quart casseroles look a little disproportionate at this stage, not having shrunk yet. Here's some pairings. I love to display them in pairings. It's one of the joys of having been so intentional with my palette, and with decorating with texture.