But while starting a line of blue things, I did play with some monarchs. Just forgot to take most of their pictures, except the big green mugs.
Some little blue plates just went away in a flash. Guess I planned that at $20 per. Next batch will be a bit more expensive, I'm thinking. The painting of bugs does take extra time after all, rather than just dunking the plate into a glaze or two.
I not only paint a bug and some leaves (usually 4 glaze colors) then I coat them with clear glaze, then wax over the whole thing when it's dried, then do the rest of the plate. That's definitely a few extra steps.
Well, I thought I'd taken some photos of the blue mugs as well as the purple ones. But they fell into the pit of never-again-to-be-found-no-matter-where-you-thought-you-saved-them.
Must be a monster blue thing!
However, they were bundled into a tub to be shown at the Black Mountain Tailgate Market again, yesterday...so I hopped over to see them before they sold right out from under me. Ha! This is one pretty smart potter, who is notably absent-minded!
|Blue and Monarch platter, 12.5 inches - $45|
|The brighter blue with whiter streaks is from putting clear glaze over Floating blue glaze.|
|Hand painted monarch design in Mayco glazes (Stroke and coat)|