The ceramic Cactus Dish represents iconic American Southwest style! This simple dish fits nicely in an adobe home with Navajo-style rugs, turquoise and leather goods, or even a Wild West style!
Although the Cactus Dish is flat, it offers three dimensional textures with trenches representing the ribs of the cactus plant. Roughly based on the Saguaro cactus native to Arizona and parts of Southern California, this little plate represents the two slightly uneven up-reaching arms that are symbolic to popular representation of this region of the country!
Paint the bright colors of the Southwest, from a terra cotta orange to turquoise to a deep red like the sun setting over the desert sand to color your Cactus Dish! Or, perhaps, use a variety of greens and blues to best capture the native look of the plant with dots of deeper color to represent the areole of the cactus plant, which are the bumps where the spines originate.
Once the dish is painted, glazed, then fired in a kiln, it is waterproof and durable! While the Cactus Dish is typically a decorative piece, once it is fired, it is both non-toxic and food safe! So, add that little bit of color and style to your home, and bring a little bit of the Southwest to your neck of the woods!