Before I started I made a few sketches and went from there. I didn't want to look at any online because I didn't want them to influence my designs. The first one I came up with is like a branch and each "leaf" will hold the oyster.
The second is a true mix of oriental style combined with a Victorian flair (weird combo, but that is what it looks like to me.) This, piece will be glazed in a creamy white and then I will melt blue green glass in the circle in the middle of the plate.
I am very excited about these two. I just hope they make it through the firing process!
Here are a few examples of ones that I found on-line.