My decorative vessels have cut outs on the exterior walls of the vessel, or relief added to the exterior. When doing functional ware, I satisfy my artistic needs with creative handles, and decorative glazes. I have recently begun experimenting with different clay bodies. I am delighted by the various results you get using the same glazes on each of the different bodies. I have done two Raku firing. In the future, I am looking forward to participating in more Raku firings, and trying wood firing.