I have been back in the workshop this week turning wooden plates, when the wood is in perfect condition and the tools sharp it really is a joy. Particularly so since I know people enjoy eating off the plates so much. Whilst my bowls vary quite a lot with plates I only make one design based on the ones I studied from the Mary Rose. These ones will be stacked to dry now for 6 weeks or so before oiling.
Here is an email I received last week from a customer from a while ago…..
“I discovered your website by chance yesterday and was delighted to see that you are still busy making beautiful wooden bowls and plates.
I bought some plates from you ten years or more ago. We use them every day, for every meal and they are still perfect, having evolved into a slightly elliptical shape over the years and none the worse for that.
We look forward to receiving the two porrigers just ordered from you and will make room for them to join the plates on the rack (picture enclosed).”