Press Moulded Dish 4
This is an imposing ceramic plate, heavily decorated with stamped designs and richly glazed with a variety of colours. It was made by pressing clay into a plaster mould. The mould was made by Arthur by pouring plaster of paris over a clay form, thrown on the potter's wheel. The clay slab was then shaped and stamped with decoration. The plate has two decorative handles as a feature, and coloured slip was used on the raw pot, which, after the bisque firing would combine with applied glazes to enhance texture and colour. It measures 12 x 11 inches and stands 2.75 inches in height. Having been fired to stoneware temperature, 1280C, the item is robust and attractive. It is useful as well as collectable, and a one-off.