Jeff Tsai on sat 29 jun 02
I made a few plates and platters and now realize that I'd like a couple to be
wall hanging platters. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a method to do
The shape is basically shallow and round.
The platters all have thrown, round feet, approximately 1" in height. The
foot is slightly larger where it touches a tabletop than where it is attached
to the slab platter, so I thought I might be able to take a strong wire, make
a loop, and tighten the wire around the foot, but does anyone else have a
suggestion on making them wall hangers.
I appreciate any feedback,
Charles Moore on mon 1 jul 02
Your plan to run a wire around the foot does not sound so good to me; I
think the wire would be visible.
Next time you make hanging plates or platters, punch or carve a couple of
hole close together, perhaps 2 inches apart. If your plate seems have a
top, you should place the holes there. Then run wire through the holes to
attach to the wall.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Tsai"
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 11:18 AM
Subject: Hanging plates on walls
> I made a few plates and platters and now realize that I'd like a couple to
> wall hanging platters. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a method to
> The shape is basically shallow and round.
> The platters all have thrown, round feet, approximately 1" in height. The
> foot is slightly larger where it touches a tabletop than where it is
> to the slab platter, so I thought I might be able to take a strong wire,
> a loop, and tighten the wire around the foot, but does anyone else have a
> suggestion on making them wall hangers.
> I appreciate any feedback,
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Cat Jarosz on mon 1 jul 02
Hi Jeff.... this is something you should have thought about before you
made the platter sadly.... some folks put a deep groove on the inside edge
of the foot rim where it attaches to the slab platter ( your discription)
that way a flat head nail would fit right up in that notch and hold the
platter / plate up or heck even bowls... myself I make a thick foot rim and
am able to put holes thru them so wire can be inserted and used to hang the
platter... ps this is something bruce baker " be a dynamic craft seller"
conciders a feature and benefit ... I push it LOL... the reason I
started doing this is folks invariabley wanted to buy my acrylic plate and
platter stands off me at the shows and what I took this to mean is lots of
them wanted to hang the work on the wall when it wasnt being used ....
speaking of which thats the other thing you can do to make your plates and
platters hangable is to buy the acrylic stand with the holes in the back
side that you can screw into a wall and use them to hang your plate and
platters.. ps they have the iron plate stand type things that hold 4 or so
plates on the market pretty cheap... or did a while back... I got one
for my booth display... any how without seeing and feeling what you
have to work with there really isnt any way I can for sure tell you if its
safe to wrap picture wire around the foot rim and know if it will hold ..
safe way is to use the acrylic stands ... High water Clays carry plate and
platter stands ( make sure you get the ones with the flat back that has
predrilled holes for attaching to walls) there is another company that
sells tons of these acrylic risers and stands and I use them as the variety
is incredible AFTOSA is the name... hope this is helpful and hope you
plan the process into your plates and platters in the future.. heck even
the way you described is ok as long as you put a deep groove for that wire
and have good wire that wont come loose once tightened... good luck hope
this helps some , a friend in clay , Cat Jarosz
Janet Kaiser on tue 2 jul 02
Are you looking at future possibilities or these finished plates,
Jeff? There are some nifty hanging gadgets around these days,
including "plate holders" which would work on a foot of the shape you
describe (I think). But for future reference, perhaps you could just
bore two holes in the foot ready to take a simple wire loop? It does
not matter the foot is flared.
Only problem we have ever had with plates which lie dead flat on the
wall, was condensation. But that came from the stone wall being very
cold and the temperature outside suddenly rocketing. (Chance would be
a fine thing this year!!)
There are quite a few alternative suggestions about hanging plates in
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