I've been playing around with underglazes. It gives me more control to give me the desired painterly effect. I especially like the textured surfaces I create using slip, which is watered down clay. There's a lot to learn about ceramic color and technique, I'm trying to restrain myself from doing too many new things. So far, I really like the effect of the white glazed cup with the raw underglaze showing underneath. I've always liked how different textures interact with each other.
I'm going to make more cups in this manner and see where it takes me.