(except for the continuous chorus of oohing, aahing and refrains of 'nooo, but look at this one'). We were shocked at how breathtakingly beautiful they were, looking more like exquisite pottery shards with their amazing markings. Or like chunks of precious turquoise stone. To say we were excited to come across this place, or that this place even existed, would be the understatement of the year. Words such as mind-boggling, astonishing and stupefying might be better used instead.
Nature's a potter: perfect crackling glaze (with shells from another Flores beach)
If I had to give this stone a name - I'd call it a mid-century modern take on Japanese Raku pottery.
Astonishing that this is a product of nature, not some beautiful handmade sculpture.
I wouldn't have any trouble buying this from a gallery, but to just pick it from beach was amazing!
More again in the style of Japanese raku pottery markings
Windswept bounty as far as the eye can see......