Asparagus is a go to veggie in our house and I wanted to create a dish to serve it. This tray was the result. It's also perfect for serving nuts, sushi, cheese and crackers, or any other yummy bites. This tray was fired in a wood kiln for 4 1/2 days. I did not apply any glaze, so the surface color of this piece was created by flame and ash. The ring on the right side of the tray was created by a small cup that was placed on top and fired with it. I'm always interested in firing two pieces together to see what marks, patterns, or shadows will result.
Please note that each piece is handmade and therefore no two pieces are ever the same. Also, color varies across monitors. We try to represent the work in our photos as true to life as possible, but the color may vary slightly between the photo and the piece you receive.
Dimensions: 9 3/4" Long x 5" Wide x 1 1/2" High
Dishwasher and microwave safe
Ready to ship.
A note about wood fired pottery: This work is fired in a kiln that is fueled strictly with wood. The pots are kissed with flame and fly ash. The atmosphere in the kiln can be harsh and volatile. This sometimes causes the pots to be slightly wobbly and/or warped. Sometimes drips of glaze or stuck wads need to be ground off the piece, leaving behind a scar. This does not diminish the quality of a pot; it only speaks to the firing process. Wood fired pots are truly one of a kind. Each firing is different because the outcome is dependent on many variables such as, but not limited to, the wood used, the weather, and the number of pots in the kiln. The uniqueness of this firing process and the pots that come out of it is what draws me to wood fire. I hope you find the same appreciation for this work.