Illustrated is a teabowl I made a short while back that is unapologetically about pattern. The waisted form was thrown in porcelain and glazed in a feldspar glaze with a rich black texture over. The interior is a pure off-white crackle with the rain pattern actually showing some nice oilspots. I know that sometimes I get more than carried away with too much pattern, but for this technique, a lot of pattern was called for. A good friend refers to this work, "wallpaper for the mind" and I am not sure I can dispute his observation.
"Finite to fail, but infinite to venture." Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)