thank you, mark. these are the kind of thing i make by pressing interesting leaves into a thick piece of raku clay and bisque firing it. i have several of them with a variety of leaves and the dragonfly. after the "mold" is made, making a small dish takes less than a minute.
roll a thin slab, 1/4 in is too thick, try a 1 gallon size paint stirring stick as a guide. then use a circular cookie cutter, roll over the impression with a pony roller, re-cut to a circle, then shape it with a glass pressed into the clay on foam rubber. a lot like making christmas cookies. and more rewarding. $
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