Bonnie Staffel on sun 27 nov 05
The wire plate holder illustrated on Martha Stewart's Web Site looks
terribly weak IMO. She said the hanger was for a 6" plate. That is not
the test. I am making my large hanging platters with an additional jut
of clay just outside the rim bottom with a slanted hole to catch an
equally slanted nail pounded into a 2X4 behind the wall. Other ways are
to make holes in the rim so that a twisted wire can be attached but I
haven't figured that one out yet. There are also picture hangers that
test to holding a very heavy picture frame, so you could design the
slanted hole to work with that. Dicey business here asking for an
accident if you don't do it right by testing it yourself.
Regards, Bonnie Staffel
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Lee Love on mon 28 nov 05
On 2005/11/28 12:53:12, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Dear Clayarters,
> The wire plate holder illustrated on Martha
> Stewart's Web Site looks
> terribly weak IMO.
My teacher uses metal hooks: three on a plate with a string holding them
tight on the plate, tied in the back.
On my sushi platters, I make two holes on the outside at the bottom and
run stainless steel wire through the holes to make a loop. Because
cupboard space is limited, especially in Japanese homes, being able to
put these on the wall is a functional space saver.
I have seen folks do something similar with platters, making two holes
in the foot. These holes also act as drains after washing, with the
holes placed at the bottom of the circle.
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