Peony Dessert Plate
Created by Whitney Smith
This is a small stoneware tray style plate with high sides featuring a pretty peony blossom design on a creamy pink or chiffon yellow background, 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 peony are carefully rubbed away in a few areas to make the item look like antique chinoiseries wallpaper or textile. Exact colors and peony design will vary.