Traveling Elephant Plates, Rattan Weave Platters and Splash Mugs

July 20, 2011 § 3 Comments

If the traveller can find
A virtuous and wise companion
Let him go with him joyfully
And overcome the dangers of the way.
But if you cannot find
Friend or master to go with you,
Travel on alone –
Like a king who has given away his kingdom,
Like an elephant in the forest.

-from The Dhammapada, translated by Thomas Byrom

The imprint in these Traveling Elephant Plates was made with an old wood stamp given by a friend. These plates were hand-shaped, and to accentuate the elephant design, I inlaid some black slip into the grooves of the print. To give the feeling of a landscape, I used a mouth-spray to sprinkle black slip, heavier on one side, with a clear green crackled background. The base is left bare.

Set of 4 plates, each about 12cm dia.


SOLD (I have individual plates remaining – 3 pieces)

Rattan Weave Platter 1 (26cm)

A wavy edged platter suitable for sushi or fruits that has a beautiful texture from a rattan weave imprint. This large plate has eight wavy edges, and a slight crack that formed during firing that is about 1cm long. Glazed in shining white.



Rattan Weave Platter 2 (23cm)

A smaller platter with five wavy edges. I just love the texture of the weave… it reminds me of rocking chairs and my grandfather’s house. This plate is quite perfect, or as perfect as handmade gets!


Splash Mugs with Seashell Textured Handles

I found a seashell in the studio… maybe it was from the East Coast, it probably was. So I made these very gestural mugs – you can see the turning of the wheel, and the trail of fingertips, and where fingers lifted off the wet and pliable form away from the wheel, and the twist of rope that cut it off the base. Two of the mugs are taller – about 10cm high. And two are shorter at 8.5cm high.

Set of 2 mugs (Tall or Short)


Tall Set – SOLD (Short set still available)


§ 3 Responses to Traveling Elephant Plates, Rattan Weave Platters and Splash Mugs

  • Dylan Walsh says:

    I also like the rattan weave platter it its still available. Dylan

    • inkypots says:

      All the pieces are still available 🙂 Would you and nha like to come over to my studio/home in damansara heights to have a look? I’m at home most days. Alternatively, I would gladly set them aside and meet you at either Crafty Market at Jaya One this Aug 20th or Art For Grabs in Annexe Gallery in September (17th & 18th).

      • Nha says:

        Thank you. Will you be in this Sunday? If you’re busy thats cool. Could we can meet you at Jaya One next weekend. Weekdays are a little tough for us to get out of the city as we both work and don’t have a car. Nha

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