Plate Porcelain | Piping Shrike Magpie

Skimming Stones pay homage to the iconic Magpie with this striking porcelain plate. A common sight in South Australia, the piping shrike, or white backed magpie, is easily recognisable by its black and white plumage. Adapted to the urban environment the piping shrike has a sweet and melodious song. The female shrike is fearless in defending her nest and young, known for swooping and diving at potential intruders during the nesting season.

Skimming Stones was established by Tony and Yen in 2012 with a focus on cross-cultural creativity - traditional Japanese ceramics meet re-interpreted Australian Iconography. The design duo make homewares and accessories for the modern world - dedicated to creating design-led products that are unique, meaningful and with timelessness. Drawing on 400 years of traditional Japanese porcelain, their unique homewares are designed in Melbourne and crafted in Arita, Japan. Arita is known as the home of Imari porcelain, internationally the most famous type of Japanese pottery. The distinctive Japanese Arita porcelain is renowned for its superb quality and the tradition of porcelain making dating back to 1616.

Size: 15cm diameter
Dishwasher and Microwave safe
Materials: Arita porcelain with a traditional blue and white cobalt oxide underglaze
Comes beautifully packaged in a gift box accompanied an information insert to explain the philosophy behind the design.

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