Magnolia Bud Dessert Platter
Created by Whitney Smith
This is a small red stoneware tray-style plate with high sides featuring a pretty magnolia blossom design, with some surface scratching for visual interest. The design is hand painted, then carved to make the design pop and add texture. The rich reddish-brown of the clay shows through the carving, giving this piece depth and texture. The underglaze used to create the petals of the flower is carefully rubbed away in a few areas to make the item look like antique chinoiserie wallpaper or textile. Magnolia bud design will vary.