Here is the multicolored bowl after firing. It fired much darker in the colors than I expected. As I mentioned before although the interior looks textured, it is actually very smooth.
I also used a rutile glaze on the reverse and wish I had just left it white or used a black glaze. This was one of the last pieces I glazed and sometimes at the end when I'm tired I don't always make the right decision about which glaze to use. I find choosing the glaze is sometimes the most difficult decision for me.
Here's what the bowl looked like before firing so you can see the change in colors.
After I made the bowl above I had leftover colored clay and didn't want to waste it. I decided to make a purse shaped form. These purse shaped forms are good for flowers arrangements or potted plants. Maybe you don't see it as a purse but a cloth bag. It has that look to it, what do you say? The form got away from me and I pretty much obliterated (muddied) the lined colors but decided to fire it anyway. I didn't even glaze the exterior but left it natural. The form is about twelve by four inches.
But look at the interior. This is that same overlapping glaze combo I used on other pieces in this firing. Look how much gold I got. Too bad it's hidden in such an ugly duckling. Of course if I bring this to a sale, it will be the first piece someone wants to purchase. I learned a lot with this firing so each piece no matter if I like it or not is worthwhile in the scheme of things. Stay tuned I hope to have some bells to show you next week. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.