Square Edge Display Platter No323

$232.00

Diameter 450 mm
Height 65 mm
Wood Maire
Functional Rating 4

This is the first piece of Maire that I have turned and the lovely light warm colour of the wood was quite surprising contrasted by the dash of dark heartwood on one end and the natural bark edge along the two sides.

Gavin Brunton – Artist and Maker

What does the Functional Rating mean?

The Functional Rating runs from 1 - 5 and is my way of giving you an idea of how functional a bowl or platter is.

It depends on the type of wood, whether it has a smooth surface on the inside or is a more artistic piece with voids and inclusions. 

Some bowls are made to be very functional and some are not.  The functionality scale gives you a quick indication. 

Functional Rating

1 = Solely suitable as a display piece or art piece. 

2 = Suitable to hold large items such as fruit or bread.       May have large voids. 

3 = Suitable as a fruit bowl or for leafy salads. May have voids, but is robust. 

4 = Quite suitable for daily salads and the like.  Water-tight but may be finely turned or have a natural edge.

 5 = Suitable for almost everything including hot foods, even soup.  These items are robust and can be treated as real work-horses.