Pattypan squashes are sculpted using one of my favorite clays: a toasty tan-gray stoneware with tiny specs of maroon. And, just like all of my fruits and vegetables, they’re sculpted in hollow form to spice the creative challenge up a bit. Hollow sculptures can be very challenging because they just love to wreak havoc in the kiln by pretending they’re exploding time bombs.
Pattypan squashes are glazed in a layered mixture of high gloss yellow, yellow-orange and a hint of translucent peach. The stems and stem caps are glazed in a glossy avocado green, deep olive green and just a hint of translucent sage and seafoam green.
The stemmed pattypan squash is roughly 3-1/2 inches round and stands 2-3/4 inches tall. The pattypan with no stem is roughly 3-1/4 inches round and stands 1-3/8 inches tall.
These little flower shaped bursts of pure sunshine are sure to brighten your spirits and be a constant reminder of bright summer days.