As a teacher and professional potter - keeping projects fresh and interesting can be a challenge. I work hard to try and stick to an outlined curriculum for my 8 week classes but still sometimes ask myself.....Did we do this already? The other week I introduced my beginner class to Mr. Plate. I made several demo plates to show them a variety of rim styles. A few days later I showed the next group of students to Mrs. Trim. A day later some more students got to watch these little plates get some surface decoration using slip/underglazes and stencils.
All I can say is I sure got my money's worth out of these four little plates!