Made by Carys Martin in her Cleveland Studio.
26cm diameter plate
These plates are thrown on the wheel and when leather hard the foot ring is trimmed in. The contrasting clay is applied to the surface with a brush and left to dry before the design is carved into the plate surface. Once bone dry the plate undergoes it’s first 10 hour firing to 1000 degrees. When the kiln is cooled the plate is then glazed with one of my glazes I hand make in my studio. The second firing takes the piece to around 1240 degrees over 10 hours with a slow cooling of around 18 hours. Each piece is handmade with love over s number of weeks.