This pattern started around 2005, when we decided to venture out of the norm to see what would happen. We put a bunch of clay balls over a vase, colored them and before we knew it people were constantly asking us if we had mugs and bowls like it. So, we did! The name could definitely be as unique as the product, but that's never been our strong suit. Black or Green Dots is described by the base glaze. Each ball is hand rolled, applied securely and then glazed by hand. Although they do look a little defiant of gravity, no ball has ever come off after it has survived the firing process.