Speaking of prototypes I made my first prototype for a set of plates I plan on making. I like the shape and I feel that I have a good base to go off of. I like the relationship between the squarish outer edge and the round interior. To make this plate, I threw basically a dog dish. I then cut the rim from one corner to the next. I then pushed the rim down flat to make it a plate. Then before trimming I ran a sure form around the outer rim to sharpen up the shape. I am happy with the way it came out and plan to make my set similar to this one.
I just fired my reduction kiln yesterday and plan to make a post on that in the near future.