I really like this kaki glaze that is on this pair of lobed iron glazed mugs and have been using it since the mid-90s. It is rich and active and breaks well on lines and sharp accents. It really is a glaze that can be used all by itself on a well thought out pot and is rather dependable to boot. The close-up shows the active crystalline structure of the surface and the mugs look different from every vantage point and in differing lighting. I honestly can not for the life of me remember where I got this glaze but I suspect I owe someone a hearty thank you; I'll be thinking about that person next time I am having a cup of tea!