Coincidentally, I was asked this question yesterday and it had nothing to do with the new serving platters I'm making.
Would that be an appropriate use of the timeless classic by Alanis Morrissette, "Isn't Ironic"?! I once had an art professor that thought there was nothing ironic about that song. I can clearly hear him say "No, it is not ironic getting a black fly in your chardonnay, it's disgusting!" Oh Harold Lohner, I adore you!
Well ironic or not I thought it would be a great opening for my blog post this month! A charcuterie board is my weakness, it's my kryptonite. I love filling up on all the delicious meats, cheeses, nuts and dips offered as an appetizer. Usually these accoutrements (another word I might consistently use inappropriately) are displayed on a beautiful wood board. I have been creating my charcuterie boards for the past few years and I have learned how to turn my acrylic pour paintings into functional art. It prompted me to write this today so I could share my new work with you before I go public. One benefit of being on this mailing list is that you get to hear about new work first! Visit my online shop to see all the various choices and sizes of my charcuterie boards. Complimentary shipping in the U.S. is included in the price.
These coasters or trivets are an excellent small, unique gift that I know will delight. I made a dozen as a prototype to see if people would be interested and they flew out the door. I am already on back order but I have a large shipment of plain wood coasters arriving next week for the holidays. These fun 4"x4" trivets have many uses and are very economical at $20 each. A great gift for the hard to get! Please message me if you are interested in pre ordering these. I am only planning to make about 30 of these this year and they may not make it onto my site.
The resin I use on all my pieces is called Art Resin and it is a two part epoxy. It's food safe and easy to clean. You can treat it the same as you would glass, use a mild glass cleaner and wipe it down with a soft cloth. The resin is scratch resistant but not scratch proof, I would not recommend using the platter as a cutting board but more of a serving platter.
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