The RF pieces I was waiting for have come out of the kiln.
First was the teapot turned vase. It turned out better than I thought shape wise (didn't sink too much, only slightly on one side) but the color is so so. It's not what I wanted but it's a nice basic vase for flowers. Once I get one of those iron flower holders used for ikebana I'll be able to do some neat arrangements. This was white clay with N glaze RF firing.
*Crappy picture alert, sorry they're blurry*
Next was a mixed clay cup I made. This I'm very happy with. Great shape, wonderful color. The base glaze is W with a R dip on the rim. The W glaze has a slightly metallic color and the R part has a nice purple/green undertone to it.
Close up of R and W glazes. Just love the color. This is a mixed clay so I'm sure this color is a result of the mix of bizen and red stone clay since they have a higher metallic content than other clays, which shows in while using certain glazes.
Last is a piece my friend Daisy made when she came to visit the studio. She made a small teacup on the wheel and I carved and glazed it for her.
I used the new X glaze RF firing with red iron glaze brush patterns. Bizen clay
The color turned out great I think, so I'll definitely be using this combo of glazes again.
Until next time!