I've included some images of work in progress, currently under way in the studio. It shows more enclosed forms, this time plates, at different stages. These are the pieces before the decals are applied to create the final layers of images and text (the decals are shown separately before being cut out and applied). I decided to revisit the plate format for these pieces; they reference animal collections in Alberta and are in a sense commemorative plates for the different native species.
The pieces will go in for their third and final firing this week, and will be documented soon! It is a gradual process, as the surface imagery is built up on the handbuilt forms over several stages.