Having recently sourced some lovely character Cornish sycamore & chestnut, I took this opportunity to turn up, what I term as “everyday plates”.
Sycamore has been used over the millennia for platters & “Treen ware” (spoons/plates/kitchenware), some examples being highly collectible. One of the attributes of sycamore is that it does not taint food.
I am now producing sets of plates in a packing crate, hence: Plates in a Crate! The crates are made up from whatever off-cuts I have – I don’t like waste.
I make plate/bowl designs of various sizes to order, so that a complete service can be built up & I will even make the wooden spoons/forks to go with them!
Naturally, These can be any suitable timber of your choice, I will only source from certified & ideally locally sourced timber
All these plates have been turned up on my recently acquired gem of old British engineering: the Union Graduate lathe (for the those that just may be interested!)
An example of the complex patterning of sycamore:
Here are a selection of recently turned plates: