The director from my two sons Pre-School recently retired after more than 20 years. The Moms wanted to make her a gift that she would cherish forever.
We have one of the coolest paint-your-own pottery places in town called Half Baked Pottery. Kristen, the owner, let me borrow paint and I took the plate & paint to the Pre-School to have all the kids make their fingerprint impression around the plate.
I then came up with a quote and printed it out on the computer and traced it onto the plate. I used a pencil that withstands firing to write the words. When it came out of the kiln, I wasn't happy with the pencil because it was too light. I decided to trace over the pencil with a Sharpie. It turned out much better and really popped!
I hope she loves it!
For a few other plate ideas, go here.