Though my photographic skills are somewhat lacking (!), every once and a while fate, lighting and timing conspire to get a picture of what I am after. Illustrated is a kushime wan-gata style teabowl with my ame and haiyu glazes over slip. As you can see in the picture, the surface is covered in a halo style iridescence that is subtle under most lighting and by handling the bowl just right, you can see the surface come to life. Being somewhat photographically challenged, it is difficult to convey the surfaces of many of my pots as they are a bit more complex than one would guess at first glace. Luckily, every once in a while a picture comes along that helps convey the depth of the glaze technique.