Thought I'd put a quick post up with some color, kind of. I've got six test mugs ready to fire. The absolute maximum I can get in my test kiln is seven, but that's good. It'll force me to do six or seven, learn from the firing and then go again. I am determined to feel like I have at least reasonable control or at least knowledge of what all the glazes are going to do with eachother and have a good idea of what works and doesn't before I glaze any more pots I have invested a lot of time in. Good plan!
One interesting note about these cups. I didn't like any of them when they were just sitting there as a piece of bisque. Now with some glaze on, even unfired glaze, they take on a whole new presence for me. I think I'll write about that later.
These are my five glazes. I know I said I was going to use only four, but two of them are blacks, so I figure that counts as one. One is a shiny black I use for a liner and another is a nice satin-matte subdued black that is nicer for the outside I think. I like that they all look different. It really helps keep my mind from getting a little overwhelmed, as we all know it can sometimes be hard to tell them apart at this stage. This was just luck by the way, not planning. Okay, gotta go. I've got to cut my day short because I am watching my little grandson tonight. That makes me think of another post. Hmmm. More later on, As The Wheel Turns.