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Small Crystalline Monstera Leaf Platter

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My small crystalline monstera leaf platter was hand formed from high-fire stoneware, using the impression of a real monstera leaf. The piece would look gorgeous displayed as it is, or it could provide a decorative home for keys, reading glasses, a hand made soap collection, bath bombs.. the list goes on. Please don’t use it for serving food.

There are many steps to making crystalline glazed ceramics so it is incredibly time consuming, but I hope you’ll agree that the results are worth the effort! I make every crystalline glaze in the studio right before every glaze firing, as the glazes don’t ‘keep’ well. The components need to be measured precisely to the fraction of a gram and applied carefully in numerous, thick coats. Every piece has a single-use, hand built ‘riser’ and ‘glaze catcher’ dish made to fit it perfectly for the glaze firing. This is necessary as the high gloss, two-dimensional crystals need a glaze that flows a lot to develop, and all that flowing glaze has to go somewhere. After the glaze firing, the pieces are removed from the risers and catchers by a number of methods and then the razor edged base needs to be sanded, using 5 different grit sanders until it’s baby-bottom smooth. My crystalline pieces are glaze fired to 1300 degrees celcius over 16.5 hours. They are dishwasher safe, but I recommend to hand wash them to preserve their beauty.

$68

1 in stock

Length

18.5cm

Width

16cm

Height

6cm