This platter is a wobbly round shape with high sides. It has a smooth texture, ie no pattern. The inside is glazed clear and the outside is unglazed.
The platter's dimensions are 30mm x 310mm and retails at $60.
The platter can be used as a cake plate, it fits a 22cm cake very nicely. Display your cake on the platter and serve up the slices on the small plates.
This dish also works very well as a serving dish for meals to be served at the table. For example, an open salad, a rice dish, noodles. As it is ceramic it can be heated in the oven, so could be used to cook an apple crumble or the like. Just be careful of putting it onto too cold a surface straight out of the oven (extreme thermal shock will crack any ceramic dish in half).
Of course, being a platter it can also be used to serve dips and nibbles. It looks fab with an arrangement of the other Eucalypt Homewares bowls and plates.
The Triangle Plate has softly rounded corners in a triangular shape.
The dimensions for the triangle plate are 15mm x 240mm and retails at $30.
This plate works well in combination with all the smaller bowls and the small plate. It looks great as a display on your sideboard or buffet. It is perfect for serving your guests tapas, pre-dinner/sundowner nibbles, entree, desserts like cheesecake or tart. They work well in one colour or a range of colours on your dinning table.
This little plate is oval in shape and has the texture on the underside. As the texture is applied to the prototype before casting, the texture subtly comes through to the top. The thinner the plate the more pronounced the pattern. This is the case for all the Eucalypt Homewares tableware.
Slip casting is the method in which all the pieces are made. I design the prototype, making a solid and upside down version in clay. The texture is applied to the surface. It is then used to make into a plaster mould. When the mould is dry I pour liquid clay (called slip) into the mould, time it, pour it out and let it dry. The finished piece pops out, is cleaned up and glazed on the inside. I then once fire it to 1260oC. I use an Australian casting slip called J-cast. It comes in a powdered form which I mix up and add the colour (the pieces pictured have been left white). The clear glaze is made from scratch using a recipe (like baking a cake). Basically the whole process is a one woman show. I design, make, pack, market, photograph, etc all myself (with the odd exception of my mum or friend Tanya leaning their photographic skills).
Anyway, back to this little plate... It is 15mm x 160mm x 170mm and retails for $15. The small plate can be used as a small dip and crackers plate with the small bowl, looks lovely with homemade rocky road on it, or any other chocys and a collect of different colours is fantastic to bring out to serve birthday cake. Actually any cake, biscuit, slice, muffin or other delight are made that extra bit more special on a "Small Plate".
The Oval Bowl is a very organic form. The top rim flows around loosely and is not parallel with the base.
The oval bowl's dimensions are 55mm x 220mm x 240mm and retails at $40.
This wide rim bowl makes a lovely salad or pasta bowl and is great for serving Indian curries and Asian Style food. It can be used as a humus and Turkish bread server (the humus is served in the small bowl and is nestled in with the bread inside the oval bowl), or wedges and chili sauce. It also looks lovely filled with water and floating candles.
The Triangle Bowl is designed on an old gum nut I found from the Silver Princess gum tree. It was slightly weathered into a triangular shape. All the Eucalypt Homewares forms are designed on weathered gum nuts, hence the irregular organic shape of each piece.
The surface texture/decoration is either repeated gum nut wax relief pattern or a blossom flower pattern (made by impressing a handmade stamp into the wall of the prototype form).
The Triangle Bowl's dimensions are 80mm x 160mm and retails at $30.
It is a versatile bowl that can be used as a small serving dish, salad bowl, noodle bowl, soup bowl, breakfast bowl.
What better than to start your day eating your cereal from a unique handmade vessel? Or sharing a gourmet salad under a peppermint gum on a sunny day, with your favourite friends?
The Tumbler is a taller version of the round bowl.
It is 100mm x 90mm and retails at $20.
The tumbler can be used as a handle less mug for tea or coffee (you just leave a space at the top of the cup so as not to burn your fingers). It can also be used as a water or juice tumbler or even a small vase. It would also look lovely with a herb planted in it (with pebbles in the base for drainage), sitting on your kitchen windowsill to be plucked from whilst cooking.
I use one at work to drink my coffee, it is certainly different to all the other mugs in the staffroom cupboard!
The tea and coffee stains wash off very well in hot soapy water or in the dishwasher.