For this batch I applied an underglaze of Amaco’s Satin-Matte White and top coated that with their Satin-Matte Clear Glaze. Upon firing the white and clear glazes melded beautifully creating a creamy, grayish-white hue. The underlying khaki color of the brown stoneware clay really gives a wonderful depth to the finish. My favorites from this batch are these vaguely sea sponge-like luminaries which all miraculously survived.
Unfortunately only one of the bivalve-shaped napkin holders survived, and it shrank so much I think it works better as a sponge holder. The pieces I specifically intended to be sponge holders turned out nicely though.
All of the soap dishes survived- and I especially like how the clam shell-shaped ones turned out with the creamy white glaze.
A couple of serving bowls. The lip of these bowls undulates which gives them built in spoon rests.
Some oyster shell shaped spoon rests- the glaze looks perfect on these.
A cluster of miniature flower bud vases.
Some larger vases-
While these may seem purely decorative and very delicate these ceramics are both functional and quite sturdy.