Carys Martin Ceramics Large Conglomerate Series Platter
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This piece is wheel thrown and turned once the clay is leather hard. The clay used in this piece is a dark toasty stoneware clay. Once the piece has dried slowly, it is biscuit fired, and then glaze fired.
Approximately 2cm deep, 55cm diameter
The design on the Conglomerate series is a mix of tissue transfer underglaze, hand painted pattern and coloured glazes, contrasting with pieces that are coloured in a uniform surface glaze. Each piece is unique.
This is a piece that takes many stages and processes to create and the end result showcases the care and love that has gone into its production.
All items are handmade with love over a number of weeks and fired in Carys' studio in Thornlands in South East Queensland. The clay does not like to be rushed and needs time to dry slowly as each step in the making process is completed. Once finished they are biscuit fired to 1000 degrees before glazing and hiring to 1240 degrees to allow the clay to vitrify and the glazes to develop.
Carys loves to wheel thrown and also to hand build, so often use a combination of techniques. The glazes are all hand made using tried and tested recipes, as well as recipes Carys has created to get the colours and textures desired.
Food safe. Dishwasher safe but hand wash recommended.