You know, slipware has been used to commemorate and celebrate events for a long long time. The techniques, both the sgraffito and the slip trailing don’t just lend themselves to it, they positively throw themselves at it. I had been shying away from doing something commemorative for this Diamond Jubilee year but after much persuasion I did.
I slipped this charger at the beginning of April so it is drying out slowly. Fingers crossed it’ll make it through the kiln in one piece. It’s about 20″ diameter, well at least it was when I made it, a good bit smaller with the shrinkage by now though.
The tree is a Golden Ash, apparently there is a particularly fine one in the gardens at Buckingham Palace and where would the Queen be without her faithful corgis?
Hope you like it, it took me a little while to decorate it.