The last couple of firings have resulted in some outstanding colors. The piece on the right is actually a "black" glaze...but the post firing reduction just went sideways and created the most unusual array of pinks/reds/greens/grey. Hard to photograph and hard to describe. We were lucky enough to have two some out of the effort on the day. Not sure how applicable the effect will be...but I do know what I did so will be trying in a few weeks when I fire again. The piece on the left was an overload of oxides. Now the question is whether the base glaze can handle the overload as part of the initial glaze and it's application and what might that be like. I love the inconsistency (adds to the surprise of the day)...so I would hate to loose that. But I do like the pops of purple. These pieces will be at #STITCHESWest in Santa Clara next week...I'm excite to hear what folks think about them.
We have not done this show before but our friend, Lisa Souza (Lisa Souza Knitwear and Dyeworks) has...and she said the quality was extremely high. We trust her opinion. Turns out that Lisa moved to the Gold Country for the same reasons we did and lives just a little over an hour south of us. Go figure.