To press into wet clay to make patterns, like these.
adding surface pattern and loads of texture at the same time.
To avoid the block sticking in the clay, I rub a bit of olive oil over it first - it all burns off in the kiln, so no matter.
And then I just choose which aspects of the pattern I will pick out, and in which glaze colours. Orange and brown is not my colour scheme of choice, but I have to keep in mind that I am not the buyer!
If I were, I think something blue and yellow is more me, but we're all different...
The ruler below the pics is meant to show their size - this one below is only 6 inches diameter.
And this tiny one fits into my hand.
Not quilt-based this time, but still textile inspired. I think if you love pattern, you just notice it everywhere.
I am seriously thinking of impressing the gorgeous pattern from the soles of my slippers into a clay piece - or is that going too far??