This dish has been hand thrown in England of natural red clay, slipped with natural white clay, and then hand-incised with Tender’s elephant, before being glazed with with a clear glaze, picking out the scratches through the slip to the darker red clay as black. This ancient technique is known as sgraffito, and was used by the romans to create frescos. Each piece is engraved entirely by hand, using just a pointed wooden stylus, so is slightly different from the next.
The sides of the dish are high enough to hold small pocket goods, or it is suitable to food. The base is left unglazed to show the character of the natural clay.
Please bear in mind that this hand-made pottery should be washed by hand, and is not suitable for microwaves, ovens, or dishwashers.