Monday, January 7, 2013
the platemaker makes a delivery....
I love when I have to make a plate delivery to the lovely Station 1 restaurant in Woodside--like the other local purveyors dropping off freshly harvested produce and meats that go into the carefully crafted foods, I bring plates fresh out of the kiln that get put to use immediately. It conjures images of life in another time, when everything truly was produced locally and crafts people were working hard along with every other type of maker in a village. Very small world-like.
The delivery this week consisted of new large oval dinner plates, oblong bread plates and shallow pasta bowls. The saturated bone white color with etched minimal design showcase the intricate sculpted food really nicely.
One of the other things that I love about being the "platemaker" for Station 1 are the many wonderful people I meet who eat there and want to have handmade dishes for their home kitchens. They visit my studio always with great excitement and high praise for their dining experience at Station 1.
The small rustic and elegant dining room housed in an old firehouse in the verdant and bucolic town of Woodside was a welcome addition to this area of sophisticated taste. And people delight in eating there. And this is reflected in their desire to replicate some part of it at home.
So if you are in or visiting the Bay Area- do pay a visit to Station 1, and then do get in touch and come by the studio as well.