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Bread and Butter Plate


This is a hand-built colored porcelain bread and butter plate. It's a great size for serving rolls, biscuits, muffins, bread, and small pastries. Each plate measures approximately 5.5" square.
Since these plates are shaped from slices of clay cut from "loaves," the patterns are similar from plate to plate, but just like pieces of bread, they are all wonderful, but no two are ever the same.  Expect to find slight variations in color and design.


  • Each plate measures about 5.5" square
  • Built from hand-colored porcelain
  • Since each plate is handmade, expect to find slight variations in size, color, and design

About Siegele & Haley

 Suzy Siegele and Michael Haley have been working together since they met in the 1970s. Together, they have mastered an art form known as nerikomi. This method involves working the clay into loaves which, when sliced like bread, reveal carefully constructed patterns in the clay. Each slice from a loaf is shaped into a piece of pottery. The twenty or so colors they mix are all based on the same porcelain body, which is a wonderfully vitreous and durable medium for functional work.

Suzy and Michael use an unusual firing technique to achieve the distinctive surface finish on their work. They begin the firing process using propane. At around 1600F they begin stoking the kiln with cedar splints, and then finish the firing with both gas and wood.