I love the blue theme common to all your pottery pieces. I am intrigued with your brother's mug. Am I correct in assuming the leaf shape is pressed into the clay and not glazed? How did you make the lettering so perfectly spaced and square? Any hints?
im not sure if this is how hippie9 has done it but i've used stickers to get a similar effect before
you stick on a shaped sticker and paint or sponge on a coloured glaze or under glaze. then when the glaze is touch dry you peel the sticker of and volia!
(you can sick stickers onto dry glaze to)
i love the combination of the matt white glaze and soft greens. beautiful.