Aren't these ceramic textured nesting plates just gorgeous! My twelve year old son made these at our weekly ceramics studio class, and I just love them. And the colors really make me happy, so I can't wait to use them. Though not all of them actually as my not so little anymore sweetie made one of the sets to give to his teacher as and end of the year thank you gift, pretty nice right? Ah yes, so this craft also falls under the category of teacher appreciation gift, got that? It is true, one does need to make plates that look this good in a ceramics studio with a kiln, but maybe this is the incentive you need?