Hand built stoneware ceramic dish
Hand building process
The clay for the dish is hand rolled from grey clay and impressed with a large leaf whilst still plastic. The clay is then draped over a mould to form the shape. When leather hard – the clay is refined to remove all burs ready for bisque firing, approximately a week later. After cooling, the dish has a base glaze applied and a further glaze added to the rim. This is then re-fired to over 1200 degrees to fully vitrify the clay.
Whilst every attention is made in refining the dish, each will be subject to irregularities in shape – as it is individually handmade and unique! The process takes around 2 weeks to complete – this allows for the hand rolling of each dish, drying before the initial firing, glazing and then final firing and cooling.
The price is for one leaf dish handmade in my studio in the Surrey Hills