Sometimes it's nice to just open a pint of glaze, brush it on, fire it and get something out of the kiln that just works...
There are some great glaze companies out there that allow you to do just that... Coyote Clay is one of them:
While at NCECA this spring Coyote had some specials running on sample size containers of glaze, so I ordered a dozen of their Cone 6 Shinos and a dozen of the Franks Colored Celadon Glazes. If you visit their website, they may be running some sort of special. But with time I am sure that will change...
Here are the results from the Cone 6 mostly Shino Glazes (as of 6/21/10 the names have been updated):
Top Left: Shino
Top Right: Blue Shino
Bottom Left: Green Shino
Bottom Right: Desert Sage
Top Left: Light Blue Shino
Top Right: Really Red
Bottom Left: Alabaster Satin
Bottom Right: Cedar Shino
Top Left: Goldenrod Shino
Top Right: Plum Shino
Bottom Left: Pistachio Shino
Bottom Right: Steel Gray Shino
And while testing these glazes, I had a few others to glaze... Upon opening this pint of Coyote Mottled Blue glaze I found this:
How cool does that look? I'm happy I tend to stir most of my glazes and not shake them or I may have missed that texture on that particular glazing day...
But once stirred it all dissappeared and the glaze was ready to use. Just some sort of bacteria growth...
-- Pictures Taken With & Posted From Marsha Neal Studio with the iPhone.