A Pond Lily Leaf Dessert Dish is the perfect addition to your dining set. As used by 2* Michelin Executive Head Chef, Niall Keating, on the ‘Great British Menu‘ TV series 2020, they set off your signature desserts perfectly.
Each one is handmade using the impression from real pond lily leaves from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and decorated with a beautiful authentic green glaze.
Firstly, I use a ‘Nymphaea lotus (Egyptian blue lotus)‘ leaf to create the impression in clay and then cut around the pond lily shape allowing for extra clay margin at the edges. I then mould and tease the clay in an upward motion, using water, to create a fluted fine rim. This brings an authentic quality to the dish, also reminiscent of the ‘Victoria Amazonica‘ leaves – I used a little artistic license to create a hybrid of the two types!
A ‘Pond Lily Leaf Dessert Dish’ are the perfect way to make a lasting impression at dinner parties, especially when combined with complimentary ‘Pond Lily Leaf Dinner Plates ‘Pond Lily Leaf Dinner Plates‘ and ‘Pond Lily Leaf Side Plates‘ (also available in my shop).
I use stoneware clay fired to 1260 degrees, making each dish durable for functional purposes. All glazes are dishwasher and food safe. However please read the additional care instructions below.
Dimensions: typically 20 x 20 cm diameter with a rim depth of approximately 2 cm.
Glaze Variation: please be aware, due to the handmade and unique element of each piece made, there will be slight variations in glaze colour and texture. Some items may be more olive green and some may have a more mint green tint. There may also be areas of rustic brown and charcoal grey breaking through in some areas where the leaf veins are more prominent. These colours are indicative of the variations you find in the real pond lily leaves and in any natural leaf formation.
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 set made to different measurements (3-4 weeks delivery).