Thank you for all the kind words!
But I want to show you the most beautiful teacup I have made to date! It's turquoise and has this halo of red around a clear center with a shower of snowflake ash crystals suspended in the layers of clear glaze. It's stunning!!
The pictures don't do it true justice. You can't see the depth of the glaze or the subtlety of colors. It is just unbelievable in your hand.
I have learned that these gems only come by once in a while. This is one that I would want to submit, for example: Lark's Cups Book, or as a portfolio piece for a show or catolouge, or a juried show winner... It is NFS (not for sale) There is a very nice similar one to this one on etsy, but it isn't in the same league.
And another nice flare lip teacup I'll be listing shortly...
and a small turquoise t-pot...
It was a great firing, I have more teaware to list on etsy, and a lot of other things like larger t-pots, mugs, casseroles, etc... Click on this link if your interested. I'm listing everyday (that it isn't storming... we have satellite internet out here in the country!) http://www.etsy.com/shop/splitfirepottery