This bowl is my latest test piece hot out of the kiln! (it was actually still tinging when I took these shots!) I lined the inside of the BC (black chunky) Clay with porcelain slip to get a better colour response from the glazes I have been using. This is a crystalline glaze that Kate Malone uses. No crystals have grown but I think the finish is great. Crackles in the glaze, pooling in the middle and I love the way the BC has bleed into the glaze and trickled down the outside. This is the effect I was trying to achieve with manganese on other pieces. I might just put this on a little bit thinner so it's not quite so dark in the middle next time.... more test!
Hooray for BC Clay!!