There's a lot of detail here for a small 5" diameter dish. It was painted by Janet Laird who joined Poole Pottery in 1969 and was Delphis supervisor for 3 years from 1970 until 1974. A lot of Janet's work was sold overseas but this one I found in the UK on a trip last weeks to the Newark fair.
I've become friends with Janet since starting this blog and over the past few months she's shared some lovely stories about her life at Poole Pottery and wonderful examples of her work since then. Janet still makes beautiful pottery at her studio in Dorset under her married name Janet Parker Laird and there's a link to Janet's own blog on the left. I have some other images of Janet's early work at Poole Pottery that I'll post soon.