Tropical Breeze

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When I first made these plates, I had no idea what to call them!

I even had a…name this dinnerware giveaway. The winning name was Plantation Breeze. I kept the name for a while, but it just wasn’t right! Then one day I received this email…

“I am a food photographer in Atlanta. I am needing the exact look that you create for a client of mine: Tropical Smoothie Cafes.
We are creating beauty food shots that will be in all of their restaurant decor.
We are doing a shoot this week and I am wondering if I gave you our FedEx number, if you could overnight some pieces for us.

Their ideal shapes are typically:
– plates: flat as possible and a 6.5-7″
– bowl 1.5-2″ rise and 7″ in diameter.

Let me know asap
I know you make things very close to these sizes, and beautifully.”

Best

Parlee Chambers

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Before I even saw the email, she went ahead and purchased 4 plates…two of these and two Vintage Cottage plates. Needless to say, I was excited! I called her right after I read the email, got all the information I needed, packed up the plates and my husband shipped them the next morning.

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And that is how they became…

Tropical Breeze

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I really like the name now!

I can’t wait to glaze them in different colors.

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Do you think I should just glaze them in tropical colors?

Hmmm…I need to think about this.

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And now they come in square plates and trays.

I took this photo right after I made these side plates and tray. The rims still need to be cleaned, and the bottoms need to be signed. I’m also planning on making platters with and without handles, bowls, cups and mugs. 

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I think I’m going to make a set for myself. 

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Name Change!

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Plantation Breeze is now…Tropical Breeze!

When I first made these plates, I couldn’t come up with a name that I liked, so I had a name these plates giveaway. The winning name was Plantation Breeze. It was the best name out of all the entries, so that’s what I’ve been calling them for the last nine months.

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But, I’ve decided to call them Tropical Breeze now! I like that name better!

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And now they come in square.

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I really like the square plates, can’t wait to glaze them! I also made a rectangular tray. The photos were taken right after I made the plates and tray, before I cleaned them up, and made them pretty! I’ll definitely make some in green, some in off white, and vintage blue. I also want to try some shino glazes.
 Like these!
1) light blue shino, 2) light shino, 3) mocha shino, 4) goldenrod shino, 5) cedar shino,
6) shino, 7) steel grey shino, 8) leopard shino, and 9) pistachio shino. I’ll have to do a lot of glaze testing!
Hmmm…not sure if the name will fit these colors though!