I am finding out that glazes are addicting. I keep coming across new colors I just have to have. Here are two of them.
I first saw it on this bowl, made by my instructor Rachel, at a gallery where she was exhibiting her work. I loved it so much, I bought the bowl.
Isn't it yummy?
I like glazes that work on both white and brown clay. Rachel's bowl was of brown clay, and here is textured kiwi on a piece of mine, made of white clay.
It looks different from every angle. I love the swirls of blues and greens.
Here is textured kiwi again, on a pump dispenser.
"Light Blue Shino"
This is another new color for me. I saw it, and some other "shino" varieties, on some mugs made by another potter, and bought them. Again, she had used it on brown clay, and I have tried it first on white.
The inner surface of this bowl is a lovely blue.
The outer surface has two problems. First, I left some thin areas when I painted the glaze on, and it "broke" to a brownish streak in the middle. Also, I was trying to do some stenciling with a black underglaze, like the sun-moon mug, but I only did one coat of black, when I had done two coats before. My cats and paw prints came out as brown smudges, not the dark, clean images I had hoped for.
Ah, well - It's a learning process.