May 2, 2006

Honorable Mention.

Here's the same mug (see entry below) in red. This is a very nice glaze; it almost looks like a salt glaze. When you look closely (doesn't show well in the photos), there is a mottled dark pattern to the glaze beneath the very shiny outer glaze. Deep and very beautiful, and there's the rub.

Its beauty overwhelms its form and function, and thus falls short of the simple perfection I look for.

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