There’s a dinner on my spider


dinner, salad, and dessert plates
Laura Zindel
Laura Zindel Ceramics

My friend Lorraine alerted me to this amazing ceramic tableware by Laura Zindel. Zindel says:

I believe that some objects can carry a personal history through a family from year to year. I hope that I can make art that a family member can buy to be handed down the line. Something bought on a whim, that becomes the platter for the turkey, or sits on the mantel. “Crazy old Uncle Larry bought that peculiar spider platter, and we just can’t seem to part with it”, I would like to be a part of that.

I’m far from squeamish, but I don’t know about those tarantulas. . . I love the snakes and beetles, though.

These patterns would rock a wedding registry – any entomologists/herpetologists getting married out there?

Thanks Lorraine!

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6 Responses to There’s a dinner on my spider

  1. Markk says:

    That is one creepy spider plate – and is that a snake or a tapeworm?

  2. cicada says:

    It’s a snake, but a tapeworm would be an awesome diet strategy – you can eat whatever you want, but it has to be off a plate covered in tapeworms. Euw!

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  4. I think these are terrific, and I’m certainly not asking “why,” as the third comment suggests is likely.

    Unfortunately they’re a wee bit pricey, so acquiring a mixed set would be difficult. Hell, I might have to get married just so…

  5. cicada says:

    Yeah. . . not everyone appreciates insects and snakes on their dinner table. I think such appreciation may be genetic: for mother’s day I got my mom a praying mantis egg case, soon to hatch, and she’s thrilled with it. (She’s also babysitting my snake.)

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