1. My set is used for chips and dip. The tray is big enough to hold any crackers on chips on it and the flower can hold dip.
2. My idea was based on nature. The flower needs the sun just as your dip needs chips or crackers too.
3. I started with a slab of clay and molded it into a foam platter to make my own. Then I smoothed it out and put it in the kiln for firing. Next I started the flower. I got a bowl to place the clay petals in and then let them firm up. After I took it out of the bowl, I added leaves on the outside. Then I put the flower in the kiln. Once they were both fired, I glazed the tray yellow and the flower red and green.