This was one of the first pots I made when I switched to earthenware. We use this serving bowl pretty often and I really like how it's aged just in a short period of time. I made this before I had done much research into clay bodies or glazes. The body is fairly groggy and underfired. The cups I made out of this clay seeped terribly. Needless to say I didn't sell those and came up with a body that wasn't pourous.
The slip was rather refractory too and the amber glaze crazed. Honestly all these imperfections have made this a nice pot. I love the raw clay underneath and how the glaze is a bit messy there in that one spot.
Of course it's nice to have materials that work, clay that fires properly and glazes that fit. I don't want my cups to leak or glazes to be fragile or chipping off.
I want to keep this pot in mind as I continue to work. Hopefully I can get some of these nice qualities working with some of the more refined materials I'm using now.