It still amazes me.
I can spend all sorts of time on a texture pattern getting it just right as is with no color introduced. Then days pass as the piece dries and goes through its first firing.
That second time a piece is in front of me I’m removed from the pattern creation process and have to confront the work from almost a coloring book perspective. Similar to a coloring book there are an infinite number of ways I can go. Some are good choices, some are bad choices and all are removed in some way (big or small) from the pattern creation.
Completely transforming the work. Every. Single. Time.
It will always amaze me.