I saw this new method of making a large plate. You roll the clay into a slab then, using a plate, trace a circle and cut. Take the circle of clay and, using the wheel, lift the clay up on the outside to make a rim. Easy and fun! For this one, after I rolled the clay out, I put a doily on the top of the clay and used the rolling pin to go over it to make the lace impression. Once the plate was made and dried a bit, I took white porcelain slip and lightly went over the lace. Can't wait to fire it!