Small dish with a tiny mouse with a beer standing on a hoppe leaf. Hop flowers are sometimes used in the beer brewing process.
This whimsical dish is glazed with a clear lead free glaze. Stamped at the bottom with Two Trees logo. The dish is hand built, the leaf was pressed into the clay. The mouse and beer in porcelain were added.
Diameter is roughly 10 cm or 4 inches.
Each piece is handmade by Annemiek Hamelink in porcelain clay. Porcelain clay is different in composition from other clays, because of this it’s stronger. Because it’s stronger one can create much thinner items; and where it’s thin, it’s translucent, also typical for porcelain. It need to be fired at a temperature which is higher than average for other clays as well. It’s fired twice, once at a low temperature, after which she can apply glazes. And the second firing at the high temperature were it goes translucent. Natural porcelain is white, but one can add pigments or stains to the clay to give it other colors, the color is then throughout. When a glaze is applied, it is only on the surface.
Hand washing is always an option. If the item is all porcelain it can be washed in the dishwasher, be careful when stacking it.
All my items come in gift wrapped. This will go in to a box with bubble wrap or other protective material for shipping. For this I use as much recycled boxes, wrap as possible, to safe the environment.