Barb starts with slab of clay and gently rolls the leaf into the clay for it to take on the impression of the shape and pattern. Following this the leaf plat is cut into shape, the edges are smoothed and a curve is introduced to the form. Curved plates are much stronger than completely flat clay plates. It's a thing.
Flowers are made from countless small balls of clay that are flattened and added in a whorl. They are shaped to fit to the plate.
Small dipping bowls are made from pinch pots and impressed with a hand carved stamp.