A perfectly proportioned side plate. Perfect on its own, or to accompany the matching dinner plate.
Part of the Loch Long stoneware range of rustic functional tableware, handmade by Tom Butcher in his studio on the shores of Loch Long, Argyll, Scotland, where he overlooks the Arrochar Alps and is surrounded by the inspirational scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
A perfect gift for the environmentally friendly amongst us. Stoneware is a sustainable resource since it is exceptionally tough and will outlast earthenware pots many times over. This durability results in lesser consumption of natural resources, both in terms of raw materials and firing.
The range is stoneware: glazed pottery that has been fired to temperatures in excess of 1200oC.
The colour of the Loch Long Stoneware range comes from the inherent qualities of the materials used - the clay body and the reduction process in the kiln. The glaze used to decorate the range is derived from pure raw minerals - it contains no added oxides, harmful colourants or other toxic elements.
Due to the handmade nature of these pieces and the reduction firing process, both glaze and body may alter in colour slightly depending on where they are positioned in the kiln. Items may vary slightly from those shown, but this only adds to the charm.
The oatmeal glaze used is food safe. Crackles within the glaze may appear after extended use – this is a natural feature of this glaze and does not affect its porosity.