I’ve always loved mesmerising and intricate shapes of mandalas and wondered how I could incorporate them into my designs. After much thought over several months I decided to carve my own design into a round slab of plaster which I could then roll my porcelain clay over to transfer the design onto the clay.
First I sketched out a design and then got to carving. This was a long and slow process as the plaster is quite hard and not easy to carve into.
Next was to roll my porcelain clay over the design which transfers the pattern onto the clay as a raised impression. Here is a raw plate drying.
After firing the plate, I glazed in a translucent green which was perfect to highlight the mandala pattern.
I also left one white and detailed one with 22k gold luster.