I've always been attracted to texture. Fabric, ceramics, glass, paper,wood..when I'm shopping I'm forever reaching out and feeling things. The above sake cup is one which I made during my stay in Japan. I've only glazed the inside and the lip. The outside remains quite textural and is rough under the finger tips. I made a whole series of work using pale clay and the above white glaze, each turning out differently due to the hot and cold spots in the kiln. This process and the fact that it's a stage in the making that you don't have full control over is what I absolutely adore about ceramics. Kiln magic!