Honey Platter I

Honey Platter I by ceramicist Charlotte McLeish is a decorative object influenced by observations of Staffordshire slipware. This latest work forges a new direction with a combination of thrown forms and hand built methods on a larger scale. Charlotte enjoys manipulating a form by hand once it has been thrown, and often mixes both techniques, which gives each piece a uniquely handcrafted character.

Material: Terracotta clay, porcelain slip, honey glaze and copper glaze details
cm: Width 26.5cm, Depth 36cm, Height 5.5cm
inches: Width 10.4in, Depth 14.2in, Height 2.2in
Care Instructions: Hand wash in soapy water and dry by hand. Not microwave or dishwasher safe.


Honey Platter I is thrown on the wheel in terracotta clay. Once the clay is leather-hard, a layer of porcelain slip is applied, and then bisque fired. Charlotte finishes with a honey glaze and dabs of copper glaze.
The Maker Charlotte McLeish Ceramicist - London

East London-based ceramicist Charlotte McLeish makes elegant stoneware vases and vessels. Drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Egyptian ceramics, her pieces offer a pure and refined take on a traditional style. Having grown up in a family of jewellers, she has always been fascinated with hand-made processes and went on to study Ceramic Design at Central St Martins. Charlotte combines five different clays and uses only two dry glazes, resulting in her pieces having strong visual unity.