Hope you're not disappointed that I don't have any bells bottom pants to show you here. I remember wearing them many moons ago. Here's one of the bells with some oil spot going on. This is one of my glaze experiments that I've been adjusting.
These are three of the experimental bells after the glaze firing. The one on the right has a crack at the edge. Before firing another one with a handle was broken so I discarded that one. Another I glazed but forgot to load it into the glaze firing. It was hidden behind a glaze bucket. I wasn't going to make any more with handles since they are hard to construct but after tapping these with a wooden stick I think I'll make both styles.
But what should I do about the bell bottoms? The non glaze part? I could paint the bottom edge after firing. I could keep the bells unglazed in natural color clay perhaps a speckled or red clay. Maybe I could underglaze the whole bell and then spray a clear coat of paint after firing. What do you think?
Here's a little more oil spot going on in the bottom of this tea bowl. Stay tuned for more photos and unfortunately a few disappointments. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.