Kintsugi: "It is a practice in Japan where they mend cracked or broken ceramics with gold, rendering the piece even more beautiful than it started out. The idea behind it is not to hide the ugliness and brokenness but instead to use gold to make it shine; to illuminate and expose the damage. And at the end of the process the piece is even more beautiful having been broken."
Soap Bubble Glazing. Pour one color in a plastic container. Add water to thin the color to a milk-like consistency. Add 1 drop of liquid dish soap and mix. Use a drinking straw to blow air to create bubbles. Lower the outside of your bisque onto the bubbles. The bubbles will pop right on the ware, creating delicate bubble-shaped circles of color. Repeat as many times as you need to get the pattern coverage you want.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4b7RMw0rfLYjkRy-zfZuq3z6JaKQvPpg=view_all Ceramics - A Fragile History. Three-part series looking at the history of pottery in Britain. (2012) Episode 1 : The Story of Clay.