Some pieces of pottery take several days to complete. Our platter-with-handles is one of those pieces that requires several steps and takes time and patience to produce. First you have to roll out a slab of clay for the shape and allow it to dry for a day. Then it is pressed by hand onto a special plaster mould to give the center of the platter its unique curved plate-like shape. It is at this time the pedestal base is attached while on the wheel. A task that requires experience and skill. It is then left to dry for several hours until rigid enough to carefully attach the hand pulled handles, and voila! The results is an incredibly beautiful, functional, and unique platter. It is the perfect gift that can be used as an exquisite table center piece that can also be used to serve just about anything. From our 'Just another day at the office' collection.