I opened the kiln and what to my wondering eyes should appear. These, I love these colours. These colours are exactly what I was hoping for. The chocolate brown background is my own glaze formulation and when it behaves it is lovely. The butterflies are commercial glazes that I've been working on getting applied in a way that I am happy with. And I am happy with these.
These I am not so very happy with. The colours are nice but they've wiped out the texture on most pieces I fired. They work beautifully just as they are on my stoneware trays. I'm pretty sure I know how to fix this. But, dang, I was hoping that I'd get lucky first time round on the porcelain. I could always change over to the stoneware, but I like the porcelain for beads and pendants. We are friends. We've developed a relationship over the years. I don't want to break up.
If you want to see how I made these you should hop over to the Beads of Clay blog on Tuesday. Actually you should probably stop by there before then. Lots of lovely clay things happen over there.
I do like the autumn colour of that coral on brown up there. I was all in the mood for it a few days ago when our weather was actually tolerable. Now? Back to the upper 90s and humid. Yucky.
Have a great weekend everyone!
I'm off to make 7 dozen 2" daisy buttons. Sounds exciting, heh?