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An original, handmade porcelain plate that was wheel-thrown. I mixed and wedged colored mason stain into the clay prior to forming the piece. A whimsical image of protea flowers is carved into the surface. The technique used originated in Korea and is known as mishima, in which I incised the drawing into leather-hard clay and then inlayed a black slip (liquid clay) into the illustrated lines.
The flowers, buds and leaves accents are then hand-painted on. A clear glaze is applied over the entire piece, except for the base.
Dimensions: This plate is approximately 8 inches (15-16 cm) in diameter and less than 1 inch tall. It is perfect for tapas, snacks or sides.
** Locally supplied fine porcelain clay and glazes
** Glazes used are food-safe
** Microwavable and dishwasher proof (although hand-washing is recommended to prolong the life of the piece)
** Suitable for both cold or hot contents
Please note: Handmade ceramic wares by their very nature are unique, inconsistent and may have some imperfections that do not detract from the beauty and function of the piece. Instead, these are indications of the maker's hand and I encourage you to embrace them. Because this piece was stained by hand, you will see some small inconsistencies in the color of the clay. If multiple quantities of this piece is available, they may be similar but they won't be identical, as each one of them is individually made.
Please send me a message if you'd like to enquire about ordering multiple quantities, to order this piece, or other plates, in another of my botanical designs, or to order this protea design on another of my wheel-thrown forms.