Blue/Gray patterned transfer circles animate the exterior of this utensil holder. Narrow lines, carefully carved by hand and inlaid with dark green slip, surround each circle and unify the surface decoration.
I decorated this utensil holder with randomly placed pale blue/gray patterned transfer circles. Then I carved stylized flowers into the negative spaces and inlaid them with dark green slip. My utensil holders are the one form I intentionally make with a bit of thickness to it, This is so they will hold up to occasional bonks from, well, utensils.