Mishima Practice

April 08, 2023

I have a commission for a large platter that has sunflowers and lemons on it. I wasn't really sure how I was going to go about it, but ultimately decided on trying mishima. There isn't a specific deadline for it so I've been taking my time.

Mishima Practice

As I was prepping to do this I decided to do some practice plates as well. Once the clay was leather hard I added a coat of wax - that's the purple tinge you see. It will burn off in the firing. Once the wax is dry you can carve through it.

Mishima Practice

I decided to just to black underglaze on all of these.

Mishima Practice

You have to wait until its dried a little bit before you wipe back. It's important to always wipe with a clean sponge.

Mishima Practice

This is the commission platter with the sunflowers and lemons. I'm really happy with how it's coming out.

Mishima Practice

The plates will now just dry normally until I bisque fire them.

Mishima Practice

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