Thursday, August 7, 2008

Getting Clean

We've been working on a few soap dish designs and are pleased with several of them. Our main considerations are that they must look good, they must be functional and the soap must be able to dry out between uses.

My favorite design in the two part soap dish. It is elegant and very functional. The water drains off of the soap and through the upper dish into a reservoir. The reservoir is easily emptied. When it is time to clean the soap dish, it can go into the dishwasher.



The other dish I like very well is a simple slab formed dish. It is deeply impressed with stamps to draw the water away from the soap. The glaze pools in the stamps accentuating the texture beautifully.

These dishes are fun to make and the process gives me a lot of wiggle room design wise. They are created with a simple curved slab, but my favorite detail is the little feet they sit up on. On most of the dishes, even the feet are stamped, adding a nice finishing detail.

6 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I like both designs. The fact that your pottery is dishwasher safe is a huge plus!

Jenny said...

I love both. The bottom one is really stunning.

GrayEyedScorpio said...

I would buy the top one. The hidden compartment for soap scum drainage is genius.

Todd said...

These are great, Lisa & Alex! I love the textured one very much. Both are wonderful.
Peace!

Cynthia said...

Your 2 part soap design is genius! Though I have to say that I like the more sculptural ones best. They beg to be touched...

Your croissant recipe in your post above looks yummy! I'm way too lazy to make my own bread though.

Fishstikks said...

I love your soapdish designs!