This pattern I call black and blue, for me, is a practice in meditation. I enjoy the repeating pattern of the arabesque that, in its most basic elements, is repetitive simplicity. I respond to the individual form and flow of the slip on the body of each pot. I can sit and draw these lines for hours and still find enjoyment in each and every bowl, mug, vase, or teapot.
The strong contrast of the black on the off-white clay slip with the hard shiny glaze is softened by the cool blue on the inside spilling over the rim.