By Your Side – Vintage Plate
This design is rooted in Ali’s personal experience of supporting a loved one through dark times. A gothic design representing the literal feeling of “by your side” – being at a hospital bed caring for the patient.
This plate features hand-applied design in the middle of a human anatomy diagram. Surrounded by black lace, birds and butterflies, with a cleaning man and dancing girl. Small black butterflies on the outside representing dark souls, they sit adjacent to the delicate blue flowers. Fine bone china. Hand-painted 18 carat gold details surround the rim and in smaller detail surrounding the central design.
These designs are where Ali first started as a artist, taking a discarded object that already had a ‘life’ and up-cyling it and giving it a new life.
You can also watch Ali talking about this design here- http://www.alimiller.co.uk/watch-ali-miller-by-your-side/
As these are vintage plates, they have imperfections and speckling from kiln firing.