Something I have been in the habit of doing with this recent work is taking the materials away from their intended firing temperatures and letting this experimentation inform the work. When fired hotter, the clay becomes richer, yet the slip will run more and become glossy. Finding the right balance between the color of the clay and the textures of the slip has been an ongoing experiment. Using a limited number of materials (one primary clay body, one slip, and various stains to color the slip) I have had to learn new ways to develop a larger vocabulary.
Here is the latest work that came out from the kiln.