Sunday, September 2, 2007
There is not much that can compare to the joy of opening a new batch of glaze tests and having everything turn out beautifully! I retested a few new glazes on actual pieces instead of just the regular test tiles. I find that the test tiles give a basic view of the glaze color but do not capture the nuances of brushstrokes and the pooling in textures that makes each glaze unique and valuable in my mind. After contemplating this new batch, I found a new favorite that I hadn't considered since its very first test tile. The vase at the back of the photo with the narrow mouth caught my attention immediately. It is a greyish, blue/green that has a lot of depth and variation. I may call it Stormy Sea. I love naming new glazes! I have another load bisque firing at the moment and can't wait to try out Stormy Sea on a mug. Oh, I also have a little sake set in the photo. What do you think?
Posted by Pam McFadyen at 8:31 AM