Wednesday, April 06, 2011

BTW April 6, 2011


I was excited to get the red color on the top left flower. These red flowers are the glazed version of the white bisque ones I had on my bead table last week.   It took some fancy mixing to get that rich of a red.  The red flower below is not quite the color I was hoping for.  The round blue colored pendant in the right hand corner is made with porcelain frost clay.  This is the first porcelain pendant I have glazed with my cone 06 glazes.  The colors are fine.  Mayco states on their bottles that their colors are not changed by the higher temp of cone 6.  Seems to be true in this case.  I do notice though that the details of the image are significantly softened by the higher firing temperature.


Here is a close up of the flower
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14 comments:

  1. I love the richness of the red color and also that there is some variation in tone which I find appealing.
    Jenni

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  2. Oh my god - that red is amazing!

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  3. Hi Mary, everything you make is just so beautiful,your passion for what you are creating definatley shows. ttfn L:)

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  4. I have to agree...I am not really a red person, but this red is so unique and deep, so much character...it is gorgoeus!

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  5. Oops, forgot to say...love that frost pendant too! And all the beads. Sometimes I enjoy the beads the most because they are such great adjectives when you use them with the focals!

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  6. Beautiful as always Mary! I sue a lot of the Mayco cone 06 stuff for cone 5. Just gotta be careful some do run a bit.

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  7. Oh Mary, I LOVE that red!! And I did notice that with some of my buttons done in the porcelain the details did soften in the firing...See you when I get back! xo

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  8. Love the red of the flowers! Yummy! I also really like the frost pendant also - really like the different color variations from the glazes. Awesome job!

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  9. Thank you!! Thank you!! Your wonderful supportive comments are so uplifting and encouraging. I love it that you are sharing in my excitement over this red color. And really, I never cared much for red and now I am going crazy over it!!!

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  10. Those turned out so pretty Mary, I knew they would. Are they in your shop, I have a customer who loves anything red, really true red red red and I think those qualify.

    I totally forgot about BTW, I thought of it yesterday lol.

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  11. Ooh I love the red..delicious! Everything turned out so pretty!

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  12. That red color is uplifting ! and the shifting hues are wonderful.....lovelove

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  13. Love the burnt Sienna in the shades of the flower.Beautifully shaped.The associated beads would make a wonderful collection.I specifically love the earthy shades.Anniversary gift ideas

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