These lidded porcelain vessels with cobalt blue porcelain inlay recently came out of my kiln in Kyoto, and quickly boarded a trans-Pacific flight via the Japan Postal Service. If you ever stay at one of the Villas at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas you are likely to see these. Barney, below, made sure the creative process stayed on schedule and was free from interruptions. Consequently, he also crossed the Pacific in the belly of a 747 eight months prior, on route to Japan from New York City. His work at our new Kyoto studio marks his third tour of duty as chief studio guard. Keep up the good work Pup.