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THE
PLATE COLLECTIVE

BY KATE RILEY

HAND-CRAFTED POTTERY

AND DESIGNS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

MADE IN MILWAUKEE, WI.

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OUR STORY

THE PLATE COLLECTIVE STARTED IN 2013 MAKING PLATES IN THE SPARE BEDROOM OF OUR EAST

SIDE APARTMENT.

I TRANSPORTED THE PIECES TO A KILN IN BAY VIEW ABOUT 6 MILES AWAY.

I FOUND A SPACE THAT COULD ACT AS BOTH OUR HOME AND A STUDIO. FOR THE PLATE COLLECTIVE. 

THE PLATE COLLECTIVE TODAY BRINGS CHEFS FROM DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS TOGETHER TO MAKE A THOUGHTFULLY COURSED DINNER .

 

EACH PLATE IS PLANNED OUT BY KATE WITH THE CHEFS, WHILE DAN CURATES THE MENU. 

 

 

YOU CAN FIND ME POPPING UP AROUND THE CITY WITH POTTERY PAINTING GATHERINGS, SHOWS, AND MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 

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MY CRAFT

I USE MANY TECHNIQUES IN THE STUDIO TO CREATE MY PIECES.

WHEEL THROWING, HAND BUILDING, AND PLASTER MOLDS TO SLIP CAST MULTIPLE PIECES.    

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