Finally, I timidly glazed the top fourth of this vase with ash glaze as I hate to clean kiln shelves and did not want a melt down with this new glaze. Trying to find a speckled brown glaze that I can live with at cone 10 electric has been nearly impossible. It is not like you can mix paint and come up with the color you want on a canvas. This brown glaze is an ash glaze and has Barnard Clay in the glaze. Luckily, I have about 200 pounds of Barnard Clay that is about 25 years old. I guess it does pay to collect materials you think you may some day use. Although this glaze is made mostly from Wood Ash which can be unpredictable and Barnard Clay (Blackbird) which can be hard to come by, I hope to reproduce something close to this glaze when I make up a big batch.
Concept to Creation