I had to take a quick peek into the kiln (as it was cooling) and got this picture of the top layer of pots. These pots were made by potter Fred Sweet at our studio. He used some new slip colors that we tested and plan to make in large containers for studio use. The beautiful brown pot in the background was actually painted with a deep black slip that reacts to the zinc in the clear glaze to cause this brown effect. We now use this slip/glaze combination to make our browns because the color is so rich!
The bowl in the foreground was made by Connie Kregel and has a Rutile glaze with a pie-shaped area stained in iron oxide and covered with clear slip.