Long Eared Bat Plates, 4 sizes available
Brown Long-Eared Bats are one of 9 bat species living in Ireland and it inspires this tableware design, a part of the Irish Nocturnal Animals' range. This fascinating tiny creature is a 'midget spices' in the bat world as its body measures only up to 5 cm in length, with almost half of it accounting for its ears! Bats rely on roost in ruined buildings as well as in the attics of occupied dwellings and all the spices are protected; so whether you like it or not you may one day become a host to the family of bats under your own roof.
The plates are made of white porcelain clay and intricately decorated with black and coloured slips for striking contrast. In addition to the visually busy design, layers of decoration can be felt under your fingers, which adds to the tactile experience when using these pieces.
Plates can be purchased as wall plates (with hook for hanging) or functional plates (select option at check out).
The decoration is applied by hand. Both sides of each piece are painted by layering colours and revealing design elements with paper resist stencils. While all design elements are there, each piece has a slightly different layout.
I like to think these piece will be used frequently; they are fired to very high temperature, made using high quality clay and glaze and meant to last. They are dishwasher and microwave safe. Because porcelain clay does not like sudden temperature changes, please, do not use these in the oven.
Plates come in 4 sizes:
XS (small saucer)- 10.5cm
S (larger saucer)- 15.5cm
M (canape size) - 20.5cm
L (dinner plate size) -27.5cm