This little pot was a test
of using this tool,
and black stain and water.
You have to keep the stain suspended (mix often) and even after bisque it can still be smudged. I decided to go with the smudges and do some more before I glazed it. To over come this the design could be sprayed with a cover coat as you would use on a painting or charcoal drawing before being loaded into the kiln for bisque firing and you would still need to be careful when taking it out of the kiln. Still, a nice alternative with possibilities.
I then have gone over to try a new stoneware clay by Keanes called Ironstone. A lovely smooth clay for throwing but here I am using a slab and hump mold to make a plate.
Hope I make it over to Mud Colony before this week's posting closes - check us out: http://www.mudcolony.blogspot.com.au/
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