I admit I these are my first attempt to press leaves into wet clay right after the mug is thrown. Then wait till leather hard and carve the name in. And of course at that point I add the handles. Next comes bisque firing...then put some detail on the leaves and words with Red Iron Oxide (RIO we call it) then some wax over that, then dip each mug into glaze, then fire it to cone 5. I will keep trying. And I think I'll skip Chrysanthemums...just too hard to write!
But they are for sale (pretty low prices) tomorrow at the TailGate market here in Black Mountain. Unfortunately I won't be there in person tomorrow...got a retreat to go to.
Hope you have a happy Labor Day Weekend (if you're in the US). I understand it's Father's Day in Austrailia (or was it New Zealand?)