New Plate – Salmon Coconut Curry

Latest Soda Firing – New Plate, New Bowls:

WOW — Summer is zipping by!  I’ve been having fun lately — Working with a new clay (a white stoneware), trying out some new glaze combinations, and hoping that things turn out acceptably in our soda firing.

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I’ve also enjoyed a visit from my son, Reid.  He’s quite a foodie and we mainly went out to restaurants while he was here — But we also grilled some salmon, and then made a tasty Salmon Curry.

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The Food — Salmon in Coconut Curry Sauce:

With my son here, it was a perfect chance to try out a new recipe — Salmon Coconut Curry.  I easily threw together the ‘sauce’ — Sauteed onion, chilis, spices (plenty of ginger), coconut milk.  Then I added already-grilled salmon, frozen peas, and also snow peas; chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime.  I thought the smokey grilled flavor of the salmon would add depth to the coconut tones of the dish — It was truly wonderful-tasty.  And summertime easy!

I’ve included the Recipe on my Recipes Page.  I was inspired by (although I modified) a recipe from a fellow Minnesota Blogger — Check out FiveAndSpice.

The Pottery — Maasha Plate (and Bowls):

I’m presenting my Salmon Curry on a Maasha Plate, a recently fired, square, rimmed plate/platter — Stoneware, hand built, with slapped-all-over ash glazes.  I actually glazed this piece differently, but the glaze didn’t ‘take’ correctly — I had to wash it off, and then decide on a totally new glaze application.  This is the result.  It turned out rather ‘wild’ and earthy and intriguing.

An absolutely dramatic way to enjoy my Salmon Coconut Curry!

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And because I’ve been working with a new ‘white’ clay, I’m sharing some of the results.  Actually, the clay itself is not ‘new’ (I’m using B-Clay from Continental Clay); it’s just that whenever we switch claybodies, we need to be aware of ‘adjustment’ issues.  In my case, I’ve been making a series of Rice Bowls, all hand-built with textured exterior.  I needed to adjust to the different behaviors of the clay; I needed to test some different glazes on this ‘new’ claybody (for compatibility and ‘fit’).  And, I’m really thrilled with the very lovely soda ‘flashing’ on the exterior!!

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Above — I used a very dark, silky blue/black satin glaze to contrast with the gold slip.

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Above — Again, I love the rich flashing on the exterior!

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And that’s how I’ve been having fun — Hope everyone is enjoying a very pleasant summer!!

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6 thoughts on “New Plate – Salmon Coconut Curry

    • Hi Sue — Thank you for your compliment on the plate. And yes, B-Clay is quite nice to work with, and so lovely in atmospheric firings. I had been avoiding it, because white clays tend to remain so ‘sticky’ when handbuilding. But, I’ve got the ‘timing’ and techniques figured out — And it’s now great for handbuilding, as well as throwing.
      Thanks again — Marcia

    • Hi Renee — Thanks so much for the compliment! They were definitely fun to make; and they really do have a wonderful ‘feel’ now that they’re done. I’m certainly making more, although I don’t know when I’ll fire next.
      — Marcia

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