I visited the Bryan China workshop on Valentine's Day and saw flying-monkey plates in production. I made a brief video of Kelly applying the rim image to a plate.
Great skill is required to position the image elements accurately and eliminate all trapped moisture and air. Kelly is an artist—a joy to watch. Each plate spends more than 4 hours in the intensely hot kiln (1500°F) to fuse the image to the porcelain. After the finished plates are inspected, they're packed in shipping cartons to await labels.