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Joel's Plate

Ceramic Platter

Created by Catherine Satterlee
The artist is often inspired by textiles, and this platter is an example. She saw a swatch of fabric from the 50s by designer Joel Richardson and set to work translating the cloth texture into clay. While the white clay base was still moist, she gently etched lines, then covered the surface with black liquid underglaze. Once that was firm, she gently scraped and wiped away the black to expose the white surface, leaving gray shadows and delicate black marks. The surface is covered with a clear shiny glaze so it can be used with food. The bottom is left unglazed, and there are two holes in the foot for a wire hanger (not included). Not for the microwave. Hand washing is recommended.

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