inspiring a surface
making marks.... testing glazes
Starting with test tiles to get an inital feel for a glaze and then moving onto small test bowls, adding marks, creating a surface, gaining an understanding of whether its worth further investigation.
Is it the next layer on a piece, the previous underneath just showing through, teasing, making us wonder, or does it completey obscure.
Is the colour right, matt or too satin.
And many more questions to be pondered upon.