If you’re a regular reader of IIHIH, you may recall these fabulous cast iron skillets in the shape of each of the 50 United States. Now, there’s something to serve the food upon- Corbé Company’s 50 State Plates.
Fifty State Plates
above top: Cast iron skillets shaped like each state and below: Porcelain plates shaped like each state
Corbé is a ceramics and design studio in Detroit, Michigan run by founders Kaitlyn and Ryan Lawless, partners in both life and work.
Initially established on Orcas island in Washington in 2012, it was in 2013 that they launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for ceramic studio equipment by introducing and rewarding backers with their Fifty States Plates Project. They reached their funding goal within one day.
The Anatomy of a State Plate:
They make great serveware when offering up state-related cuisine, such as the Washington State seafood or strawberry rhubarb pie. both shown below.
The Fifty United Plates Map Set is a collection of interlocking porcelain plates that fit together to create the contiguous United States measuring 7 x 4 feet, a feast-sized setting handcrafted by Corbé.
The Map Set pays homage to the hardworking makers, farmers, and doers across the country; a tribute to where you are, what youre making, doing, eating, loving and living. Each plate is sold separately and some like Hawaii or Rhode Island include the islands.
They’re made of high-fired porcelain that is sealed with glaze for an incredibly durable and non-stick surface. Each State Plate is roughly 12 to 16 inches along its longest side, making it ideal for layered cakes, pies, casseroles, and appetizers.
They can be used as planters as well.
The State Plate’s uses are plentiful in the kitchen and cooking is encouraged as they can be baked at a full range of temperatures, refrigerated, microwaved and are dishwasher safe.
Thanks to Bored Panda for bringing this to my attention