Again I'm a little behind on posting about my weekly plates due to travelling, but fear not...the project is still going strong! One of my recent trips was to Maryland to visit Chesapeake Ceramic Supply and attend their first annual open house. This was my first trip there, and as always I wanted to experience all of the unique things that Baltimore had to offer. At first I was excited to be back on the East Coast because I could get a Yuengling....my favorite beer that isn't available out west. I proudly posted on Facebook that I was enjoying a Yuengling (because let's face it, I can't do anything without posting it on Facebook), and got yelled at right away for being in Maryland and not drinking a Natty Boh....or National Bohemian, the beer that the locals drink. So next time I went out, I made sure to get one (although all the locals I was with laughed at me and got different kinds. I'm such a tourist.). Apparently Natty Boh is the cheap beer that collage kids drink massive amounts of and get sick from, then by the time they are adults they can't stomach the thought of ever having another. That's okay, though. I'm not fancy. I actually liked it. Plus, there is a puzzle under the cap of every bottle! That in itself could make me a lifetime customer if it were available in California. But sadly, it isn't.
Can you figure them out? I can't.
And look at how cool their little logo mascot dude is!
I also made a vow to myself that I was going to eat nothing but crab while I was there. I had crab cakes, crab stuffed mushrooms, crab bisque, and for the first time ever, soft shelled crabs. Those were weird, I have to admit. They take an entire crab, dip it in breading and fry it. You are supposed to eat the whole thing, shell and all. Soft shell crabs have just molted so their shell is very thin. But it's still a shell, and you're eating it. And it's quite crunchy. But the seasoning they use in the breading is pretty delicious (Old Bay, whose factory is also located in Baltimore). I'm going to have to start using more of that stuff.
So anyway, plate number 17 pays homage to my trip to Maryland and all of its crabs.
This plate was made with Pure Brilliance® clear glaze, Concepts®, EZ Strokes®, and French Dimensions™