One with a white glaze with the black clay body burning through and the other was just a liner glaze on the interrior and lip, revealing the beautiful black bare clay body directly to the touch.
I had more votes for the one that felt the way work is supposed to feel, but that other surface felt more elemental. The juxtaposition of a smooth lip and the texture of stone.
Time to make a decision.
Roll the dice and let the load ride on what moves me to pick it up.