Reflecting the new life of natural leaves, these earthenware platters allude to the inspiring story behind them. When an Alabama women's shelter received a kiln as a donation, Jamie Ankenbrandt created a program that employed the shelter's residents to make pottery. Each set of two leaf platters starts its life as slab-rolled clay, which is pressed with silicone leaf molds and then cut into shape. The earthenware is fired, glazed in organic shades of green, re-fired, and finally hand-finished. The platters make inviting serving pieces for hors d'oeuvres, cheese, or sushi—a tasteful gift or addition to your own table. The sale of these designs helps to support King's Home's ceramic art therapy ministry and the women who hand make the platters. "I believe that every piece should be a meaningful reminder of the courageous women who handmake them," says Jamie, reflecting on the intimate relationship between these women and their creations.
Leaf Platter Set