Hubbard Squash Success!

One never knows what will bring inspiration. Along with the colorful maple and oak leaf carpets on my neighborhood walk,  the blending of the blues and grays and greens on a hubbard squash presented by a friend caught my imagination.  A large squash shaped bowl on anyone’s Thanksgiving table would look great.  Clay slabs were rolled and draped over the squash.  While the clay was draped, it was gently pressed to imprint and to highlight all the irregular skin texture of the squash.  Once firm, the squash bowl was released from the “hubbard mold” and positioned to sit on a flat surface.   I experimented with feet for the bottom of each bowl.  Once happy with the way the bowl was sitting on the table, the edges were wiped and softened and the bowl set to dry. After a successful bisque,  glaze experimentation was done on small test  pieces which resulted in a suitable glaze color choice. The bowls were then glazed and successfully fired,   Next frontier–butternut squash!  And I will make a few more hubbard bowls before my organic mold decomposes.  My thanksgiving table will definitely look colorful this year.

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5 thoughts on “Hubbard Squash Success!

  1. I LOVE this Maggie!!!!

  2. Elena Obelenus

    the platter looks wonderful! now eat that squash! e

  3. Christine Witkos

    Love it Maggie – the glaze is perfect!

  4. Lily

    Unbelievable!!!!!!!! Every day I have a new favorite piece! I love these,,,,,,

  5. Andrea H.

    Maggie, those hubbard bowls look quite intriguing. See you Sunday.

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