These plates were produced by Ballarat potter John Gilbert at his Old Ballarat pottery in Mt Clear in 1994. Gilbert established two potteries in Ballarat , the Edinburgh Pottery at Sovereign Hill Historical village and the Old Ballarat Pottery. Gilbert studied art at the School of Mines Ballarat, now Federation University and went on to lecture there.
Notable for his studio pottery these plates were more a commercial production and were among the later products from the Old Ballarat Pottery before it closed in 1994.

Physical description

Small stoneware plate transfer printed with "Ballarat Begonia Fesival 40th Anniversary around rim and colour print of Begonias in centre.

Inscriptions & markings

label to the underside with printed with Old Ballarat Pottery around poppet head logo and a second triangular Made in Australia sticker.