Ceramic plates handmade


What is a ceramic plate? Plates are frequently produced of ceramics such as bone china, porcelain, glazed earthenware, and stoneware, as well as other traditional products such as glass, wood, or metal. A plate is a wide, concave, but mostly flat vessel that can be served with food. For ceremonial or decorative purposes, a plate can also be used. Most plates are circular, but they can be any shape or made of any material that is water-resistant. Generally, plates are lifted around the edges, either by curving up, or by raising a wider lip or part raised. Usually, Chinese ceramic plates only curve up at the edges or have a narrow lip. Vessels without a lip are probable to be regarded as bowls or dishes, particularly if they have a more rounded profile, as are very big ships with a plate form. Dishware and tableware are dishware. In many societies, plates in timber, pottery and metal go back to ancient times.

What is the difference between stoneware and porcelain?

Stoneware as opposed to porcelain. Porcelain and china are fired at a greater temperature than stoneware, but have structures that are likewise durable and non-porous. Both porcelain and china are produced from a finer clay particle than stoneware, resulting in a thinner building and a more translucent body.

Ceramic plates and history

Did you know that handmade ceramic plates go back in time 30,000 years? Plates can be created from basic materials that hunter-gathers possessed years ago. And because of this they did not have to carry them everywhere they went. These ancient ceramic plates were used in many cultures as either an individual or collective place to put food.

Handmade ceramic plates

Green plate
Green handmade ceramic decorative plate
In today's world plates serve many roles. Including a place to put food and as serve as decoration. When looking for decorative ceramic plates I look for plates that are unique and different.

I wanted to make my plates colorful, attractive and could be used for decoration or serving. It thought is could serve a dual role. that's why I make all my plates from food safe glazes. In addition, I find the typical round neutral color plate rather boring.

Plate design

  1. Rim - The piece's exterior edge ; often decorated with gold, for instance.
  2. Lip - The lip, the rise from the well to the rim. A prominent rim can aid in getting food on your utensil. Not all plates have a distinct rim. Some just have a slight upward slope or is parallel to the foundation.
  3. Well - The well, the plate's bottom, where food is positioned. 
  4. Base - or the bottom.
  5. Trencher - A fully flat serving plate, suitable for dry foods only. Also referred to as a cheeseboard in western countries.