Monday, January 23, 2012

Leaf Plates


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.

14 comments:

  1. I can see why they are popular; they are gorgeous!

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  2. Hi Elaine, thanks so much.

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  3. These are beautiful....cracks are so frustrating! What kind of leaf is that?

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  4. beautiful! i really like the middle size one, pictured as a soap dish.

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  5. These are really beautiful, you should sell lots of them.

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  6. Hi Suzi, thanks, they are sycamore leaves from the native sycamore trees here.

    Hi Michele, thanks, I am hoping to find some more leaves that aren't as pointy for more soap dishes.

    Hi Lori, thanks, I think everyone needs at least one leaf plate in their home. Ha.

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  7. I like the leaf plates. I love sycamores too, I have "hidden" a sycamore tree here amongst my other trees in our garden... they are regarded as a bit of a pest locally as they do tend to seed freely and with great success.

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  8. The second one is light, uplifting even. Lovely.

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  9. I can see why folks like them. The brick red one is my favorite. Smart looking.

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  10. Ohhhh, you know how I love leaves. Great work. (Blogger seems to be settling down, finally; security measures almost in place. Gotta keep smiling!)

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  11. Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks so much.

    Hi Peter, thanks, I didn't realize they seeded so prolifically, there are very few here. I do love their peeling white bark and large leaves.

    Hi Mary, thanks, uplifting, I like that thanks.

    Hi Patti, thanks, the red is a nice red, some reds wouldn't look good on a leaf but this one works I think.

    Hi Kittie, thanks, yes there can never be enough leaves, glad blogger has settled down and security is under control.

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  12. I love your leaves! They're amazing. :)

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  13. Hi Sarah, thanks so much, nature created them really and I just used them.

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