The last time I visited friends in Minnesota, I stopped by the Northern Clay Center to check out their Holiday Show and Sale. Although I can't really afford to buy all the pots I would like, I couldn't resist these two beauties. Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy uses clay slips and brushwork for lively surfaces, as seen in this cup.
S.C. Rolf typically uses layering techniques to achieve texture and design resembling landscapes such as a riverbed, yet I was drawn to this cup because of it's subtle crackling within its smooth surface. I guess Merry Christmas to myself?