Bush Plates :: hand painted antique plates, inspired by bush flowers...
Inspired by the structured and intricate beauty of bush flowers,
artist Natalie Wilkin sources antique dinner plates of all assortments,
then hand paints bold yet delicate outlines of some of the rather iconic flowers,
to create pieces of exquisite detail.
There are Banksia flowers,
of the kind which inspired May Gibbs to imagine they had personalities of their own.
And bell shaped Blandifordias.
And one of my own favourite flowers, the wattle,
with its fern-like lacy leaves.
Being hand painted (and the plate itself being of a rather respectable age),
they are not suitable for the dishwasher,
but then again, even hand washing would be made a delightful exercise,
when the items are of such beauty as this.
More details about the plates here.