Monday, May 24, 2010


I have been experimenting with colored glazes over neriage for a while. I have used clear, amber, medieval green, Oribe and my Ao glaze to date.

Recently I decided to use my Persian vellum glaze over the neriage. The first tests were a bit disappointing as the black porcelain in the neriage actually “burnt” the soft vellum blue glaze. The results looked excessively dry and pebbly where the black pattern was. With a few adjustments, I was able to get the vellum blue glaze to work quite well over the neriage clay.

This yunomi was in the first batch of tests and the glaze responded well to the clay and vice versa. I really like trying new stuff from existing clays and glazes. It is very much like trying to squeeze just a few more drops out of an orange!