Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Coyote and Amaco Potters Choice Glaze Tests

I have been working with earthenware clay and am adding stoneware and much later porcelaine to the mix. I will be testing for the next few months and post the results here. I am starting off with commercial glazes for now. I made some test tiles and just went for it on some drop plates and bowls. I fired to cone 6 in a manual kiln. Click on any of the pics to see close up.
I love how these four colors came out. All are from Coyote. Peacock Celedon, Shino, Sunrise Shino and Key Lime Celedon. Gorgeous. I think all of these highlight my textures nicely.
Potter's Choice Chun Plum. LOVE it! Raspberry and purple with orange undertones. Yes I love you, yes I do.

Drop plate in sunrise shino. Prettier than the pic shows.

Potter's choice blue rutile on a bowl.
Coyote light blue shino. Nice color but doesn't do a thing for my texture/relief.  Maybe for a plain plate or bowl. Meh.
Clockwise, Potter's Choice Light Sepia, Potter's Choice Firebrick Red with Light Sepia over on right.  Coyote Mocha Shino and Coyote Leopard Shino. That's it for now! Feel free to post your favorites in the comments!!! I'll be adding more soon.