Fish Serving Plate 3
The LOOPALU Fish Plate collection is inspired by the humble garfish. Known in Estonia as tuulekala (direct translation: wind fish), garfish is a predatory species that spends the majority of the year at the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. In late May, schools of garfish make the annual journey east to spawn in shallower waters. Hiiumaa is their prime destination. Here, they spawn in the bays of Mardihansu and Luidja as temperatures warm to 10-14 °C. Young garfish then occupy the surface layers of the Hiiumaa coastline before venturing back to the Atlantic in late August. This annual visit to Estonian waters (as well as the species’ distinctive elongated jaw and inverted eyelid) make the garfish a cherished national icon.
Every object is completely hand built, glazed and carefully signed underneath. Each bears the mark of its maker in terms of colour, form and texture, as well as those found within the clay body itself. Please note that no two pieces are exactly alike.
Washing by hand is recommended.