Hand Built Dragonfly & Lotus Flower Platter

Hand Built Dragonfly & Lotus Flower Platter - Handmade Painted Pottery Table Setting for Pasta, Salad - Wedding, Mother of the Bride Gift

the water is a still iridescent blue
the lotus flower opens it's subtle peach hued petals
the dragonflies dance and swirl
sunrise

This is Stunning and Unique serving dish for all occasions and because of it's depth it can be used to serve "saucy" type foods like Pastas and Stir Frys!! When not in use it can be placed in a plate stand and be on display as an art-piece in your home. Would be an incredible Wedding or Bridal Shower gift!!

~*▲~*♥*~▲~*♥•*~LOTUS PARTICULARS~*▲~*♥*~▲~*♥•*~
Press molding clay is my formal way of hand building using my own plaster molds, and I really manipulated the sides in order to get some depth to this piece. After the platter was bisque fired to cone 05, I drew the Beautiful Lotus Flower and Dragonfly design on it with pencil and started the 3 part layering of glaze paints in order to achieve the Gorgeous Colors you see on the finished piece (including the Myriad of Rainbow Colored dots in the Dragonfly's Wings!!). I decided to add a green "ribbon swirl" to give it movement, painted the underside the same reflective green as the ribbon, (but left the rim white) titled it "Sunrise Lotus Companions", signed and dated it, added 2 coats of clear glaze and then fired it to cone 06.

The platter measures 14" long by 9 1/2" wide and is 2" deep.

*´♥.•NOTE ~ Please Remember: these dishes are made Completely by Hand, start to finish,and Kiln Fired 2 times. They are NOT a store bought dish that I am writing and painting on and baking in an oven {where the Design will eventually fail}....that's what makes them Super Extra Special!!
All of my handmade pottery is painted with lead free/food safe glazes. It is microwave and dishwasher safe, although I do recommend hand washing because my carefully made clay pieces, although very durable, happily deserve a little more love than commercially manufactured ware. Please do not put this in the oven!

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