My Leaf Side Plates are a perfect addition to your dining set. Ideal to use for bread next to your main meal or to display desserts and cakes on. Each one is handmade using the impression from real kiwi leaves from Bristol Botanical Gardens and glazed with a calming green and white finish. There is a subtle ‘toasted’ speckling where the clay body reacts with the glaze to mimic the spotting on the real leaves – a lovely rustic finish.
Firstly, I use a ‘Kiwi Leaf‘ to create the leaf impression in clay and then form the shape into a slightly curved round plate. The edges are moulded in an upward feathering action using water to smooth the clay to a fine rim. This brings a leaf like feel to the piece. My Leaf Side Plates are the perfect way to make a lasting impression especially when combined with complimentary Leaf Serving Plates and Leaf Coasters (also available in my shop).
I use stoneware clay fired to 1260 degrees, making each plate durable for functional purposes. All glazes are dishwasher and food safe. However please read the additional care instructions below.
Dimensions: typically 18 x 20 cm leaf face with a curve depth of approximately 1 cm.
Please treat as a bone china plate. Hand wash in order to retain the glossy finish of the overall glaze. This will also help to retain the integrity of the edges.
In stock, ready made items will be dispatched within 3 days of order confirmation.
Please get in touch with me if you would like a bespoke piece made (3-4 weeks delivery).