I'm the first to admit I am not a professional potter, but I'm not going to say it's a hobby, it's a craft and I love it... I like working in black clay at the moment, it's as if it has a life of it's own even without a glaze - so I like to leave spaces clear of glaze. A perfect gift for a friend or dinner party, bring a piece of cheese on this beautiful plate! measures approx. 5.5" (yes, those are gorgeous herkimer diamonds on there... they don't come with the plate, sorry!) - 100% food safe - made in Rhode Island.