The ceramic plates are crafted in the famous Stoke-on-Trent potteries using the ‘slip casting’ technique. This entails each single piece being hand poured with liquid clay into plaster moulds. They are then fired in the kilns, glazed and re-fired. As a result of this intricate process, limited numbers are produced and can be subject to blemishes making each one completely individual.
Dimensions once assembled: 33.5cm diameter x 42cm high
“My fruit tier delivers everything that it says on the box and more. It is of course a very practical way of displaying fruit but what I love the most is that it really is a beautiful statement piece. Full or empty it looks stunning in my kitchen and it is a talking point when friends and neighbours come to visit.”
Michelle from Harrogate, North Yorkshire
A wood turner in Buckinghamshire has turned the solid sapele wood to create the appearance of an apple core. Natural beeswax is then applied by hand to feed and protect the wood and enhance the individual qualities and markings of the grain.
“I love how the wood is shaped in the appearance of an apple core. The natural markings on the wood are very unique.”
Debbie from Croxley Green, Hertfordshire
Skilled British craftsmen have made the stainless steel plates in the West Midlands using the metal spinning process. The plates are then polished by hand on an electrically powered polishing spindle to a mirror finish.
Dimension once assembled: 32cm diameter x 40cm high
“A fabulous centrepiece for the kitchen island, glad I chose the stainless steel, it looks stunning. The fruit is always on show so the kids eat more of it and I can see if we need to buy more fruit.”
Wendy from Bedingfield, Suffolk