Back in the day when our art gallery was going full blast, we had a show for a lovely man who went by the professional name of Brother Thomas. In fact Thomas Bezanson was indeed a Benedictine monk at Weston Priory in Vermont for 25 years and then was the artist-in-residence with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania from 1985 until his death in 2007. (Lucky monk!)
The man was a master of porcelain glazes. So much so that he would occasionally not completely finish glazing a pot just to see how the imperfection looked after it had been fired. This photograph is of an unglazed section of a stunning large deep blue pot.
The imperfections make the piece even more beautiful.
This kind of work appeals tremendously to me.