And in large part due to the nature of collaboration, most of the really juicy surprises are compleatly unintentional.
I violated one of my own rules while pushing work through the studio a few weeks ago. A simple enough rule that more or less states, "Keep track of what is in each bucket at all times.
Label everything as it moves from one bucket to another!"
The accidental use of the cone 6 Mag Carb glaze instead of the intended 6 Tile Slip produced a surprising effect under the studio shino.
Jessica Fong and I have been playing tag team, handing work back and forth as it moves through the studio, each adding a bit more and taking it in whatever direction whim takes before handing it back.
It doesn't always work out quite as hoped, but sometimes something really magical and unexpected happens.