The first day of 2013 yielded these works. I have never unloaded a kiln on the first day of the year actually. Tending a kiln during New Year's Eve has not proved advantageous in the past for multiple reasons. These pieces are actually test works for a grouping of about thirty similar pieces I have in progress for an exhibition this March in Kyoto. The first two images show a small porcelain box with black porcelain inlay and gold, the second two images show a white porcelain with blue porcelain inlay, and gold. As a size reference, the flatter piece measures 1.5"high x 3.5"wide and slender piece 4.5" high x 1.75" wide. Happy New Year.