I studied the online image of the whole quilt (see my last post) and contacted Susan Briscoe, (author of 'The 1718 Coverlet'), who sent me her own master plan of the quilt on which she had numbered each individual block, making it easy for me to identify the close-up images I required for the pots.
There was no point printing off the images, as they would not be the size I needed for my pieces, so I just drew the online image free-hand onto card which I then cut out to make a template.
|Template placed into position on the clay slab.|
|Design completely marked out and border being added|
|Fired once, glaze applied and awaiting second firing in kiln.|
|Large and small bowls out of the kiln, but not yet with thread and button attachments|
|Close-up of the original name/date block, courtesy of Sue Briscoe|
|My potter's mark centre top in the border|
Now you get the process, my final 1718 post next time will be few words and many pictures.
Have a great weekend. Getting Autumny .... back to school .... sharpen those pencils!