This plate is a recent production by Ken Edwards. This plate is literally a one of a kind piece of art made and painted by Ken Edwards artists. This one has classic Spanish Talavera influence with a pin wheel design. It has many colors throughout, from a teal turquoise rim, to a brown. The pinwheel pattern is a yellow, white, olive, brown and orange. These pieces are produced in Guatemala which is were Ken lives now. This is the best stuff out there as far as I am concerned and the quality is all there. This is done in an awesome native brown clay. This one is marked on back Palopo Guatemala KE with Kens classic caterpillar mark. This octagon plate has deep dished sides and it measures just under 9 1/2 inches. This plate is exceptional condition with no chips or cracks. Ceramica Palopo is a family run business located on the shores of Lake Atitlan in San Antonio, Palopo, Solola, Guatemala. The Perez family makes unique animals, coffee cups, vases and other ceramic items. They are high fired for durability and decorated with lead free glazes. The Perez family learned the pottery skills from a North American, Ken Edwards, who came to Guatemala looking for a source of clay. Mr. Edwards was a well known potter in Mexico. San Antonio Polopo was where he settled. He created the animals and other pieces and taught the Perez family how to make and decorate them. As the family learned the new skill they began to develop their own decorating styles.