Corbé Company Dishes Out Fifty State Plates.

50 State Plates

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

State skillets and plates IIHIH 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.

Kaitlyn and Ryan Lawless in their Detroit Studio
Kaitlyn and Ryan Lawless in their Detroit Studio

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.

50 state plates FullCollection roundstate plates stackedThe Anatomy of a State Plate:
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.

washington state plate with oystersstrawberry rhubard washington state pie

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-fifty-united-plates-map-set with food

The Map Set pays homage to the hardworking makers, farmers, and doers across the country; a tribute to where you are, what you’re making, doing, eating, loving and living. Each plate is sold separately and some like Hawaii or Rhode Island include the islands.

4 state plates empty

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.

ca plate with cinnamon apples

They can be used as planters as well.

succulents in state plate

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.

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Buy them here.

Thanks to Bored Panda for bringing this to my attention