Vegetable Table Décor

  • Production Ceramics, Spring 2017, Instructors: Kate Blacklock, Michael Lamar
  • Vegetable Table Décor
  • Cast from real vegetables, these ceramic pieces offer a playful addition to a table or desk.
  • Above: Pepper mold made by Kate Blacklock, pieces cast, shaped, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee
  • Process
    As an introduction to the processes of mold making and slipcasting, we were asked to create plaster molds of vegetables in pairs. My partner, Sung Wha Kang, and I were assigned a squash.
  • Clockwise from top left: Building up the clay base and pour gate for the first half of the mold pour, creating a clean edge between the clay body and the vegetable, setup for the first mold pour, two mold halves completed, first slipcast squash with seamline, cast squash ready for bisque fire
  • After creating the molds, we individually cast, fired, and glazed our own pieces.
  • Above: Pepper mold made by Kate Blacklock, piece cast, shaped, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee
  • Above: Squash mold made by Jessica Lin and Jenevieve Woon, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee
  • Above: Avocado mold made by Caroline Shen and Michael Zhang, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee
  • Above: Avocado mold made by Caroline Shen and Michael Zhang, piece cast, fired, and glazed by Megan Lee