Handmade Ceramics: Antique Inspired, Stamped Plates

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While putting together a new set of handmade ceramic pieces for the lovely shop, Crafted Westside, I decided to try out some new techniques.

I stumbled upon a number of interesting stamps at a local shop, and thought it could be a quick, easy way to add detail to my pottery pieces. I tested the technique out on a set of mugs, and loved the result. Check out the blog post here.

After a successful set of mugs, I decided plates would be a good direction to go. I started by throwing four plates on the pottery wheel. After trimming and finishing them it was time to add the stamps. I pressed the stamp into a thin slab of clay, then took the slab and scored and slipped it to the plate.

Stamped Typewriter

 

I allowed the plates to completely dry out, then bisque fired them. When it came time to glaze I decided to keep it simple and clean. I used dark brown underglaze to emphasize the stamp, and used a pop of color on the bottom side of the plate.

Antique Stamped Car

 

I loved the simple, clean look of the front, with the sudden surprise of color on the bottom.

Stamped Chair

 

Stamped Teapot

 

I was very pleased with the result and can’t wait to use this technique on other ceramic forms.

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