All the pottery in this collection is made from mid-range porcelain and glazed with commercial food safe glazes. The advantage of porcelain is that tableware can be shaped into light and airy forms, yet when fired it becomes very strong. With reasonable care, all pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe. Be more careful with pieces that have petals ending in a point.
Teacups and Mugs
Mugs are white inside so that you can see how much you’ve poured in the early morning when your eyes are barely open. Handles are important - we don't notice them until they are wrong. All my handles have a smooth strap that rests comfortably on your index finger. Conventional mugs are made with a rounded bottom and a pinkie rest for cradling. Larger mugs have a thumb rest at the top of the handle for better leverage. The wide bottom and narrow rim keep your drink warm for a little longer. We all need a dragonfly to hover on our cup guarding our drink.
Standing 8 to 10 inches tall and made from a porcelain stoneware mix, my goblets are sturdy enough for the dishwasher. Each goblet is slightly different so you will never wonder which is your wine glass.
Platters seem to beg for the addition of small creatures making their way along the edge of petals to guard the eventual contents of the platter. Small matching bowls are available to fit in the center of the platter if you want to offer an accompanying sauce. A wheel thrown foot raises the platter. Platters are about 14 inches across at the widest point. The small bowls are about 6 inches wide and 2 and a 1/2 inches tall. Platters should be hand washed.
Hand formed from porcelain, the flower holds dip and veggies fit on the surrounding petals. It is raised on a wheel thrown foot to show off your appetizers. Servers are about 10 inches across. They are microwave and dishwasher safe. Please do not expose them to sudden thermal shock.
Large porcelain bowls are hand built with soft slabs and the addition of a wheel thrown foot. Like the platters, they usually feature a small woodland creature. The petals are textured with leaves from the garden. Offered in two sizes, 5 petal bowls are about 13 inches across at the widest dimension and stand 5 and 1/4 inches tall at the highest point. The larger 7 petal bowl is 15 inches across and 6 and 1/2 inches tall, large enough to comfortably hold a 13 pound cat. Hand washing is recommended. Not for the cat.
Trillium Nesting Bowls
These three-petal porcelain bowls are individually hand-built with soft slabs. The larger bowls are about 9 inches across and 4 inches tall. The smaller bowls are 6 inches across and 2 and a 1/2 inches tall. Glazed with colors that blend with the larger bowls, they also can nest in those bowls when you can shoo away your cat. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.
A yarn bowl holds a ball of yarn allowing the yarn to roll out one of the holes as you knit or crochet. The weighted bowl keeps the yarn from rolling across the floor as you work. During a break store the needles through one of the openings in the bowl. In August, when you can’t think about a sweater, put at citronella candle in the bowl and enjoy an evening outside.
Teapots need to be practical. When it is cold and dreary, I want you to have the comfort of tea quickly. Add teabags and water then microwave the whole pot for 4-5 minutes. A pot with a little thermal mass holds the temperature of the tea longer. The curled leaf at the base of the spout is really a second handle to control the pour. Infusers are available with some teapots. The teapots frequently come with two lids since this is the part most likely to be lost. Small matching teacups with a leaf that helps you hold the cup are also available.