Stoneware pottery platter for serving Summer and Winter salads
Hand building process
The clay for the platter is hand rolled from grey clay, impressed with a design on both sides, and then draped over a mould with additional formers to create curves. Once, the clay is leather hard, the newly formed platter is removed from the formers and refined ready for bisque firing after a week or so of drying. After cooling, the platter is then glazed to above 1200 degrees depending upon the colour used.
Whilst every attention is made in refining the platter, each will be subject to irregularities in shape – as it is individually handmade and unique! The process takes around than 2 weeks to complete – this allows for the hand rolling of each platter, drying before the initial firing, glazing and then final firing and cooling.
The price is for one platter handmade in my studio in the Surrey Hills
Recommend gentle wipe with soft cloth