Seconds: large butterfly platter
A platter has many uses - serving dish, fruit bowl (plate), tray for candles or condiments, just about anything. This large butterfly on a large rectangle platter would look as good overflowing with a Sunday roast as it would with a salad on...
WHAT MAKES IT A SECOND - PLEASE READ!
Now this platter isn’t quite perfect, but it isn’t also really a second. It’s more imperfectly-perfectly-imperfect if you get our meaning! The butterfly is perfect but the plate base itself has a bit of rough glaze on it – that doesn’t mean it isn’t useful, it 100% is – it’s just that the glaze is more scratchy than lustrous and there is a little line where the platter was dipped in the bucket of glaze and the base got a bit more than the top. I like to think that it just adds to the handmade/one-off nature of the piece but its peculiarities are reflected in the 30% discount….
WIDTH LENGTH HEIGHT Large rectangle 29 cm 35 cm 3 cm
Marigold and Lettice pottery
Marigold and Lettice pottery is made to be used, loved and enjoyed; it’s made using sturdy earthenware clay and a thick white glaze. This means it’s hard-wearing and every piece can safely go in the oven, dishwasher, microwave and even the freezer.
Each piece that is made by Marigold and Lettice is totally handmade and a one-off. So, if you see thumb prints in the clay or the glaze that may be thicker in some parts than others, it's because each piece is unique and is what gives our chunky china its specialness, and a different look and feel to mass-produced pottery.
When you first get your chunky china piece you may hear a ‘ping’ - especially the first time the pottery meets with water. If you do, please don’t worry, it's really quite normal and will stop as soon as the glaze/clay settles down together. You may also notice that the bottom of every piece is left unglazed, and this may leave a slight residue on your shelves, but can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.
Like with all china, over time you may also notice signs of use in the glaze, but these are just signs of the china being well-loved. If this is the case, please be assured, the piece will still be perfectly fine to use.