Before cutlery and vessels were invented, we humans ate with our hands and food served on leaves. After a while, pottery was invented when clay was discovered. Until the 16th century, dinnerware was made of metals, hardened bread, earthen clay, and wood. People and technology have evolved since then, and nowadays, many materials are used to make dinnerware with various size plates, including small quarter plates and main plates. Let’s look at some of the different types of plates available today.