Grogged Mezze Serveware Set

Arjan Van Dal
£220
Grogged Mezze Serveware Set by Arjan van Dal, consists of a mezze plate in pale brown, accompanied by five smaller mezze dishes in tangerine orange, pale brown, dark brown, tan and pale green.

This minimalist and vibrant mezze set was created to encourage a playful interaction between food and colour; drawing upon Middle Eastern dining traditions and how dishes can be perceived differently when presented on different coloured backgrounds. The rims of the dishes have been left extra thick to frame the food in varying hues.
Material: Porcelain and Grogged Porcelain
Dimensions: Height: 4cm, Length:28 cm, Width:28 cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp, soft cloth.
Made To Order (6-8 weeks)

Process

The various colour pigments are worked manually into the grogged porcelain form to create a solid colour. Once fired, the pieces are glazed with a transparent glaze on the inside while the outside is polished with a diamond sanding pad to create a very smooth surface and to highlight the grog in the porcelain body.
Grogged Mezze Serveware Set
The Maker Arjan Van Dal Ceramicist - London

Following a successful career working for the Dutch Commission to UNESCO, Arjan Van Dal began his “second career” in ceramics in 2015 having studied in his spare time under the watchful eye of Raymundus van Kessel. He was taken on as an assistant to Hitomi Hosono before being selected for the Crafts Council Hothouse Programme in 2016. Arjan has since exhibited his work across the globe, notably at the International China Craft Week in Hangzhou, and he was also commissioned to create an entire dinner range for Gazelle Mayfair.