This ceramic plate was made by embossing the image of a castor bean leaf into my china grade ceramic clay. I then modeled the scalloped edges by propping them up with small balls of clay for support until the platter dried.
After the first "bisque" firing I first brushed glazed the leaf image and then the background and back of the plate with ceramic glazes.
A second "gloss" firing was done to bring out the leaf's details.
I have created and entire dinnerware set using various sizes of this Castor Bean Leaf pattern.
OK, now you wonderful people of the 1960's, I used a Castor Bean Leaf not a "wacky weed" leaf as you might be imagining. I am surprised at the number of people who snicker loudly when looking at this dinnerware pattern.
This is a fine example of the Art Deco and Majolica styles of ceramic art.
(The type printed on the photo is there to give credit to the photographer.)
Dimensions: 12" X 12" x 1"