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Tectonic Plates

Tectonic Plates

Reviving the lost art of collecting and displaying plates.

The tradition of displaying plates goes back a long way, stretching back over 700 years to around the 1300's when the early trade routes with China (that had developed the process of making, firing and glazing porcelain almost 700 years before) opened up and porcelain objects became prized possessions for the European nobility of the time.

The art of collecting and displaying plates seems to have more or less skipped a generation (and that's where we come in).

We aim to re-engage people with plates and ceramics in a way that encourages people to see them as much more than simply functional objects - we want to re-introduce the notion that art and functionality live side by side. This is our aim, and Tectonic Plates are tools in the fight for a place in the contemporary consciousness.

We make each of these plates using the finest bone china, here in Stoke on Trent, the once all powerful epicentre of the global ceramics industry, which has been decimated over the last decade by a tsunami of factory closures and job losses, but is now fighting back.

We're doing our bit to spearhead a renaissance of the industry here in the UK and Tectonic Plates is one of our most exciting projects.

Tectonic Plates features our range of almost 300 plates, representing the creative endeavours of our new friends - almost 100 artists, designers, architects, illustrators, and general creative clever clogs. We hope you will like them.

Designed by various artists

Finest English Bone China

Made in Stoke on Trent, England

Each plate will come with a free book "Tectonic Plates" which documents and describes some of the range.

We can't keep stock for every one of our plates. If an item is currently "sold out" or the website does not allow you to order the quantity you would like, please contact us by email and we will put it into production right away. Please note the lead time for these items may be up to 4 weeks.

  • Tectonic Plates - Tectonic Plate Number 32 - Full English
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    Full English, (AKA plate 32) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design : Honey Manko

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plates - Tectonic Plate Number 222 - Memento Mori
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    Memento Mori by Gisele Ganne, (AKA plate 222) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design : Gisele Ganne

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plate No. 193 - Labrynth
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    Michael Swaney

    Tectonic Plate No. 193 - Labrynth

    £49.95

    Labrynth (aka Plate 193) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design: Michael Swaney

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Supplied with signed certificate and each is individually numbered

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plates - Tectonic Plate No. 98
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    Ben Chlapeck

    Tectonic Plate No. 98

    £49.95

    Expect the Worst (aka Plate 98)  from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design : Ben Chlapeck

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Supplied with signed certificate and each is individually numbered

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plate No. 184 - Pizza
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    Kev Munday

    Tectonic Plate No. 184 - Pizza

    £49.95

    Pizza (aka Plate 184) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design: Kev Munday

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Supplied with signed certificate and each is individually numbered

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plates - Tectonic Plate No. 225 - Redundant
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    Camila Prada

    Tectonic Plate No. 225 - Redundant

    £49.95

    Redundant, (AKA plate 225) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design : Camila Prada

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plates - Tectonic Plate No. 266 - 7 Year Glitsch
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    7 Year Glitch, (AKA plate 266) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design : Seymour

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plate No.  219 - Three Flying Bees
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    Three Flying Bees (aka Plate 219) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design: Julie Spurgeon

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Supplied with signed certificate and each is individually numbered

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plate No. 213 - Think Twice
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    Elodie Alexander

    Tectonic Plate No. 213 - Think Twice

    £49.95

    Think Twice (aka Plate 213) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design: Elodie Alexander

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Supplied with signed certificate and each is individually numbered

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plates - Tectonic Plate No. 25 - Scott
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    Chrissy Angliker

    Tectonic Plate No. 25 - Scott

    £49.95

    Scott, (AKA plate 25) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design : Chrissy Angliker

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plate No. 223 - Hello (pass it on)
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    Hello (pass it on) (aka Plate 223) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design: Tom Ellis

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Supplied with signed certificate and each is individually numbered

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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  • Tectonic Plates - Tectonic Plate No. 27 - Isabelle
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    Chrissy Angliker

    Tectonic Plate No. 27 - Isabelle

    £49.95

    Isabelle, (AKA plate 27) from the Tectonic Plates collection. Probably the largest collection of Individually Numbered, Limited Edition art plates available today.

    As with all plates in the Tectonic Plates collection, this plate is strictly Limited Edition and is hand numbered from a world-wide edition of 500 (maximum)

    Each plate is manufactured from the finest English Bone China and is supplied with a signed certificate of origin. The plates feature in collections across the globe and are featured in the book 'Tectonic Plates - revising the lost art of collecting and displaying plates'.

    Dimensions: 205mm diameter

    Design : Chrissy Angliker

    Edition Size:  Maximum 500 worldwide

    Material:  Finest English Bone China

    Made in: Stoke on Trent, England

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