Raku sessions always function best as social alchemy- somehow, the chaos of multiple people seems to feed into better results. I was lucky this time to have some help from Maja, a Slovenian wolf geneticist who's staying with us.
Since I was happy with the prototype, I'm currently ready to fire up a Mark II version. I'll post it when finished... hopefully it won't evoke Deep Space Nine too explicitly!
However, when the pressure drops a micro-pascal, or when a racoon farts, or when someone sneezes, and the conditions aren't ideal, you either get muddy greens or flat copper penny (which a lot of people like, but which does not fit with the gestalt I'm shooting for).
Anyhow, after a couple of copper penny planters, I'm considering dropping this glaze from my palate.