Hello and Happy October! Today I'm updating the shop with new colors and a new slideshow. As I refresh the inventory to make room for new goodies, I am surprised that this collection of vintage dishes hasn't yet sold. The price seems right and the graphic pattern is of the moment. Egads! Is it the spiders?! They appeal to me -- duh -- but perhaps not to the typical buyer.
And so today's listicle is about plates, and specifically about the more dramatic aspect of plates. (The last one on the list is my personal favorite.)
- Talk about spiders on a plate. Laura Zindel, a ceramist in Vermont, combines graphite drawings with pottery using age-old transferware techniques.
- Mignon Khargie blogs at "A Plate A Day" where, since 2008, she posts a different plate Monday through Friday without fail. She believes in the inherent beauty of everyday things and uses her blog as a way to deal with the impermanence of things on the internet.
- An artist who paints the ingredients of a prisoner's last supper on a plate. She said that for her, the process of depicting these meals "humanized death row."
- A poem about eating what's on your plate. Or not.
- Imagine a dinner plate as one fragment of a mosaic collage. Click here! Molly Hatch creates giant installations using plates with hand-painted patterns.
- A guy quits his job as a dishwasher but not without cartooning what he's learned.
- Any Downton Abbey lovers out there? This video from Wedgwood's 2013 campaign is better than the opening credits of Downton Abbey. Who knew china could be so inspirational.
Thanks for reading! If you have any insight into why my chevron plates are still here, feel free to comment below. I'm a newbie at shopkeeping and I welcome advice.
Photo of Chevron Dishware by Renn Kuhnen.
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