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55th National Exhibition
Ceramics NZ - Student Competition 2015
Yasmin Franzmayr - Davis - Merit Award Winner

Apart from the Premier Award this was one of the top four scoring students in the judges' listing.
'Occasion of a Meal' - Dessert Tasting Platter
platter 26 x 17 cm. Small dishes vary from 4 x 4cm (shot glass shape) to 10 x 5 cm. Comfortable tumbler is 11 x 9 cm.
The aim of our module was to serve a meal/dish of our choice to our fellow students and tutor on/in ceramic eating/drinking vessels or plates that we made specifically for that particular meal. I decided to make a dessert tasting platter with contrasting surfaces of cracked/rugged/rough, and smooth/soft/clean. As well as contrasting colour clays and glazed vs unglazed and sanded smooth. I wanted the chocolate brown of the brick red when fired at midrange and the contrasting clean white clay. I used a gas torch to heat the surfaces and then stretched the clay to create the different cracked surfaces. I made several versions of the different dishes with different surface treatment of the cracking. I wanted many different small dishes to choose from, depending on the different desserts I plan to serve up for each particular meal. I have several supporting pieces, like a small jug and bowl, a teaspoon and a tea-candle holder (can also be used to serve food). It worked really well and the spoons 'felt good in your mouth'. I really enjoyed making and using the tasting platter and will definitely use it again in the future.
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