Serving pieces and dishes are a big staple of my clay inventory. This time of year especially, when holiday gatherings are hosted, we all tend to pull out the ‘good dishes’ to complement the abundant cooking effort that has taken place in the kitchen. I’ve been working on some new designs in the studio for serving those special recipes, entertaining guests and gift-giving.
Yesterday I unloaded a kiln filled with the results of weeks of development and design decisions. This is the point in the creative process where I can truly judge success or a need for further construction tweaks. I’ve experienced both situations throughout my clay journey. Even when I’m happy with the results, I often see ways to improve a piece the next time it is made.
It's a great feeling when a new design meets or even exceeds expectations! I'm happy with the results of the newest ClayByLaura ideas and look forward to getting them into your hands for the upcoming holiday season.