This is the perfect time of year to do a blog post about another one of my favorite Potters Choice glazes…
Deep Sienna Speckle
I’m not very patient when it comes to trying out a new glaze. I don’t like waiting to try it out on some test tiles, so I use small items like these leaf pendants. Test tiles are not only a waste of my time, they also take up much-needed space in my workshop, and then I can’t do anything with them. When I use something small to test a glaze and it comes out great, I can sell it! If not…no big deal!
Then I try it out on something a little bit larger, like my super cute bird ornaments. I love these birds!
And these really cute mittens! This glaze is always consistent. I’ve never had a problem with it. I love glazes like this!
Then I try it out on something a little larger with a bowl like shape to it, so I can see how the glaze works on something that’s not flat. Like my little heart dishes. It came out great! And because it’s a transparent glaze, it’s great with texture.
Oh, before I forget…everything so far has been glazed on B-Mix 5 clay.
These heart dishes are so cute!
Now I’m ready to try it out on some of my maple leaves.
This glaze looks great on my leaves. I love it!
They were made with B-Mix 5 clay also.
Now it’s time for some bowls.
These moon bowls were made with #50 stoneware clay. The color is a little darker, but it still looks great! I love the rough rustic look of these bowls.
These bowls were made with B-Mix 5, and no texture. It looks great with texture and without. It’s easy to brush on, which I really like. And it’s reliable and consistent…what more could you ask for!
This bowl came out nice.
I love the way this flower bowl came out! Doesn’t it look great?
I used #50 stoneware clay for this bowl. It’s a buff colored clay after firing with speckles in it. The glaze usually comes out a little darker than if it had been glazed on B-Mix.
Now it’s time to try it out on some plates with no texture.
I love it, I need to make more of these.
I love how this glaze shows every little detail of this texture. It looks amazing!
*Please note: When firing this glaze, fire it with speckle glazes only, like Deep Firebrick or Deep Olive Speckle. The specks fly around in the kiln atmosphere and will go on your other glazes. I always fire these glazes separate from my other glazes.
Hmmm…what should I try it on next?