Every so often when I get a piece finished, I just need to sit and hold it for a while. This is one of those pieces. The depth of the surface is just unbelievable. I know what I did to get all this to happen, but still it's a wonderful surprise.
There is no glaze on this piece...the clay is polished when damp and additional layers of colored clay are added and polished also. The piece is bisqued and then fired in a saggar technique with three chemicals that provide gases (and why I wear a full face respirator) for more color and horsehair just because it's cool.
Not only does the combination of techniques create some pretty cool eye candy...this piece feels great! It is are smooth like a satin and not as "mechanical" as with a glaze. One can almost translate the glow into the feel.
Jim writes most of the dribble for our Banter. Sometimes it's serious, but often not...then, neither is Jim