Zebra Child's Dish - Handpainted In Porcelain Using Underglazes

This zebra has such a playful expression in it's eyes! I get the feeling he is saying "Well HELLO there!". I always paint eyes in last, and then you never know the expression you will get until it's done and comes alive!
This dish, which is slmost 8 inches across and 1 1/2" high, started on my potters wheel. Afer trimming and drying, I used three coats of each color underglaze to paint on the design. It was then bisque fired. After cooling, I painted on three coats of a clear glaze and refired to 2243 degrees F for durability and bright glossy colors. He is food safe, microwavable and dishwasher safe of course. As one of a kind fok art, he would look terrific on display.

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