Alexis Templeton Party Plate with Beach sand from Burgeo #f764

Alexis Templeton


Black beach sand from Western Beach, Burgeo, Newfoundland was swirled into the porcelain clay as it was thrown on the wheel. The sand collected from this beach is magnetic from high iron content, giving a very dark and sometimes even metallic look.

Approximately 17 centimetres from rim to rim, clear glaze.

Party Plates started as a warm-up exercise. Whenever I have a day at the wheel, I start by making six small plates - but repetition has never been my strong suit and these bread and butter plates evolved! With a variety of surfaces and textures - often involving beach sand, I think these plates are fun and ideal for entertaining.

Whether your party involves birthday cake or drinks with canapés, your guests will enjoy choosing their favourite plate from your collection.