The platter above is one of my favorites to make - I call it a Potsticker Platter because it has a small bowl formed into it, perfect for holding a dipping sauce. Honestly, it could hold anything - salsa, marinara, even some barbecue sauce, in a pinch.
The Waterfall Brown glaze that is featured in my favorite ceramic glaze book (Mastering Cone 6 Glazes) is quirky and wonderful. I've layered it on this platter - the brown version, and my own variation - a green version. Add some texture...and the WOW factor enters the picture.
Double click on the picture below to see a close-up of this marvelous effect.