SECONDS IMPERFECTION EXAMPLES
Scratches on surface
Other surface imperfections e.g. shallow dips
Visible wood fibres/splinters
Visible fabric fibres
Indents on base from pressing
Large air pockets
Full colour palette not present
Segments of sage, ivory, and dark grey are defined by striking white veins. The translucency of the plastic allows you to see deep into the material, while the white layers reveal how the plastic flowed when it was melted.
SECONDS - TORTOISESHELL SAGE PLATE
Top dimensions: 190mm diameter
Lip thickness: 7mm
Base thickness: 7mm
Please allow +/- 1 - 2mm variance on all dimensions.
Made from 100% recycled waste LDPE plastic in our Brighton & Hove studio. Each piece is crafted by hand, and is totally unique in its marbling.
The plates have a mostly smooth satin surface, however, please be aware there may be some surface irregularities such as:
Dips, where an air pocket became trapped as the plastic was being pressed
Shallow ‘cracks’, where the different colours have met during the layering process
Shiny spots, from minute changes in temperature
‘Growth rings’ (slight change in surface texture, alternating between shiny and satin), which show each pull on the handle of the hydraulic press as the piece was being pressed into the mould
These are all part of the handmade process, and we think add character to each piece!
Please note that due to the nature of recycling used plastic, our products may contain fabric fibres, splinters and the occasional piece of glitter, despite every effort being made to remove them. These come from the garments/products which the plastic bags originally contained when they were single-use packaging.
Some plates may have flecks of colours different from those seen in the photographs. The plates in the gallery are ones we feel are a good representation of the batch, and please be aware they are unlikely to be the exact plates you receive.
The plates can be used to serve dry foods such as fruits, canapes and bread. We do not recommend using to serve hot or wet foods. Sharp implements will cause permanent surface scratches/scarring. Please see PLATE CARE for more information.
The Weez & Merl logo (WM) and the recycling symbol for LDPE (♻4) feature debossed on the reverse of the plates.