I inherited a plaster mould from a friend, Sara Johnson, who died a year ago. She was known for her slip cast earthenware fruit and vegetables.
I wanted to use the mould, but experiment with my clay and glazes. I press-moulded the pepper and used stoneware glazes. It is more difficult to glaze the bottom as you cannot use stilts in a stoneware firing so easily.
It is different and it was fun to try. I am not sure I am happy with the base being unglazed.