Stoneware pottery platter for serving Summer and Winter salads
Hand building process
The clay for the platter is hand rolled from grey clay and placed over a former. Once, the clay is leather hard, the clay is refined and inverted to reduce warping as much as possible. The platter is left to dry for a minimum of a week and then bisque fired to around 1060 degrees. After cooling, the platter is glazed to around 1230 degrees depending upon the glaze used.
Whilst every attention is made in refining the platters, they will be subject to irregularities in shape – each one is unique! The process takes around than 2 weeks to complete – this allows for the hand rolling of each platter, drying before the first firing, glazing and then final firing and cooling.
The glaze on this platter is either semi matt/satin with a complementary magma glaze on the rim.
The price is for one platter handmade in my studio in the Surrey Hills