There are a couple of leaf plates new in the etsy shop, they can be used decoratively or functionally. I try to make them in three sizes, small medium and large. I need to add an even smaller one to the mix. This brick red leaf plate is the medium size at approximately 10 x 9 x 2 inches.
This pale aqua turquoise leaf plate is the small size at approximately 9 x 7 x 1.5 inches. These leaf plates take up quite a bit of room in the kiln because of their odd shape, but folks really like them. I do too. I make some with the attached handle and some with the leaf handle. Either one works well for carrying the plates effectively.
Sadly the largest one which is kind of a reddish brown color that breaks to gold above, about 12 x 9.75 x 2 inches, has a couple of rough spots on it. I thought I remembered to sand the veins; perhaps there was some grit in the glaze. The large one below I fired before the holidays and it had a crack in the middle, too bad because the color came out really nice. There will be a smashing time in the studio today.
I don't have as many choices of leaves in this garden compared to my last garden. I might have to add a few plants this Spring. Perhaps some herbs. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.