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Ceramic plate: Decorative Art

This piece of Victorian decorative art is from the Museum of Hartlepool.  It is a glazed ceramic plate in the shape of a leaf.


plate in the shape of a leaf imprinted with the veins of a leaf
Try having a go at this activity


  • Collect some leaves from  your garden or when you ago out for a walk?
  • Apply a thin layer of paint to the skelton side of the leaf
  • Press the painted side of the leaf on to paper
  • Carefully peel off leaf

Why not experiment with different colours and different shaped leaves?