Tableware for restaurants

Over the last few months I have been solidly making tableware for restaurants, first 160 matt white plates for Luca in Clerkenwell, then 300 pieces including cake stands, plates and shallow bowls for Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa Piccadilly. I have developed a routine. I make forty plates every Thursday, turn them on Friday, fire them over the weekend and glaze them on Monday and Tuesday. I have been doing this for about three months, sometimes making two batches in a row so that the heat from the kiln firing of the first batch dries out the second batch in the warm studio. I delivered the plates to Luca in November and to Barbecoa in January. I am really looking forward to going to the opening of Barbecoa in February and sampling the afternoon tea.

Throwing porcelain bowl

Throwing porcelain bowl

Porcelain bowls

Porcelain bowls

Cake stands

Cake stands

Porcelain plates

Porcelain plates

Afternoon tea at Barbecoa. Photo courtesy of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group.

Afternoon tea at Barbecoa. Photo courtesy of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group.

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