My sister has this gigantic plumeria that she loves immensely. It started as a twig brought back from Hawaii and now has produced many babies and new leaves each year. She calls her "Big Mama". I get to select the best large leaves at the end of the summer season to make and cast press molds of her leaves or use right from the tree! This tray or small serving dish will be made from a slab of porcelain or stoneware clay (per style desired) and then dipped in up to 2 glaze colors. When formed it captures the essence and texture of the plumeria leaf. Sometimes I even add sculpted plumeria flowers to this tray too! It is great as a trinket tray, a key catch by the front door, a vanity catch-all or even as a sushi serving piece. It's a sheik simple look for a formal or informal need.
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Made to Order. Timeframe for delivery is typically 6-8 weeks from order depending upon the humidity in my studio for drying handmade clay items. If you have a timeframe you are expecting this made to order item by, please let me know in the checkout notes and I will do my best to accommodate your needs while taking into account the success of the creation process. Porcelain in particular needs to dry slowly for success.
14.5" long by 2" tall (porcelain or stoneware clay and glazes)
These items are one-of-a-kind, handmade items and should be hand-washed or top-rack dishwasher washed. Dish-ware is microwave friendly as long as no metallics are used in the design; however care must be used to ensure you do not overheat them or thermally shock a piece for longevity.
Made to order, drop-ship, and print-on-demand products listed on this website each may have longer than expected delivery timelines. Please see all information about the product to understand the shipping timeframe. In some cases, items on this site will be shipped directly to you from a producer of that item vs. directly from Amy Lee's studio. I partner with other artisans and producers to allow this website to flourish in addition to spending time making new fun small-batch items in my studio!
My handmade pottery items are made individually when I "throw" clay on the potter's wheel to shape the basic form. Sometimes I literally throw it onto the wheel head to get it to stick well, but the process in-general is called "throwing". They are turned over, re-centered, and trimmed when the clay has been allowed to dry slightly. Sometimes I also start with slabs of clay that are then hand-built into their shapes vs. on the wheel. Handles and other clay additions are then added and the piece is allowed to dry very slowly to prevent warping or cracking. When the piece is completely bone dry it is fired in a kiln (think big clay oven) to a temperature of just over 1800 degrees F. After this first firing, the piece is then decorated with glazes that a much like a slurry of powdered glass in water and often do not look anything like their finished colors. When the glaze is dry, each piece is carefully loaded back into the kiln to be fired again to a temperature over 2200 degrees F. This work is considered "mid-range" temperature pottery fired to Cone 6-7 upon completion.