|Carved pot with ochre-ash glaze, 3.5 inches tall|
Then the other day I took it outside and looked at it more closely. In the bright daylight I could better appreciate the subtle sheen of the ochre-ash glaze which contrasts with the harsher mottled areas of burned-out iron. I began to like the way this glaze shows every detail of the clay surface, every single mark left in the making process, and the way it pools in the crevices into darker shades of grey-green.
Pots can slowly grow on you...or maybe as with people, it becomes easier to accept their imperfections once we have lived with them for a while..