Monday, December 7, 2009

Tempting Ralphie

I know what you're thinking.

You're asking yourself, "If I touch my tongue to that icy blue platter, will it stick?".

I double-dog dare you to try.

This hand-thrown 14 inch platter is glazed with a wonderful discovery I made this past summer -- a celadon glaze with an almost unbelievable degree of trasparency that allows the pooling of its deepest-colored elements into every nook and cranny, while allowing its raised areas a nearly perfect white appearance. Yes, it pulls away from raised bumps a bit, leaving a bare patch here and there. But fortunately they fall right into that winter white charming look.

Despite that icy appearance (and don't fear -- it may look that cold, but it's no frozen pump handle) the platter is microwavable and dishwasher safe. Obviously, food safe as well.

The small bowl that comes with this platter -- that completes it to make it a chip and dip, or a cheese ball platter, or a veggie dip platter, or a... get the idea...

Anyway, that small bowl (volume just shy of 16 oz) is lined with my incredibly deep cobalt blue glaze. That extreme contrast makes the icy celadon even icier-looking, while also giving the bowl the illusion of impossible depth.


  1. Makes me think of a certain little girl and a flag pole in front of a church in Lawrence, IN. Need I say more?

  2. She asked me to respond:

    Mmmmf, nmmmt mmmr mmmmf!