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   SUNFLOWER PLATE (STUDY)


 

Sunflower Plate is a ceramic plate with sunflower design.

  • This piece represented the prototype for a series of plates with sunflower motifs. It was my first attempt to use the plate form more as a canvass than as a utiltarian object. It inspired a later work, Sunflower Plate II, which displayed the front of a sunflower on the top surface and its backview on the bottom surface.
  • Construction sequence: Initially fired to cone 06. Sunflower motif hand-painted with underglazes. Clear glaze applied to cover the design. Refired to cone 6.
  • Size: 9.0" diameter.
  • Date: 2000.
  • Sold.