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Mayco Robin’s egg with ClayScapes Coastal Blue Over

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dani Montoya Jan 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Here was a surprise; This is Mayco Robin’s egg with ClayScapes Coastal Blue Over. I was not real happy with just using the Robin’s egg, it is a matte glaze, kind of a dull and a glaze that is really…Continue

Coyote Archie’s base with a light spray of Coyote fire opal

Started Jul 19, 2013 0 Replies

 Next Glaze in the line-up, over white porcelain, Coyote Archie’s base with a light spray of Coyote fire opal.  It comes out a nice almost metallic pink that breaks nicely. Free-Form Shell Bowl about…Continue

Mugs - Midnight Blue With Chun Plumb

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Serva Jul 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Here is a base coat of PC midnight Blue and PC Chun Plumb over, if you glob the Chun Plumb on with a sponge in areas, you will get more of the purple effect.…Continue

Cups - Amaco Textured Amber w/ Red & CS Coastal Blue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dani Montoya Jan 8, 2014. 1 Reply

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Free form bowl with Exotic Flowers

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

Free Form Bowl 10 “ at widest point, Coyote Desert sage over Laguna 50 clay. Exotic flowers, Amaco Marigold orange with a wash or radiant red, and Yellow with orange wash with a coat of clayscapes clear. The stems are clayscapes garden green.…

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Heart Cup

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 9:51pm 0 Comments

Heart Cup, White clay, Laguna 66 with Cream  glaze(Clayscapes), Coyote Purple-Blue at base and Laguna brilliant sunburn on the top.  …

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Bud Vase

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Tried some new glazes from Mayco, Really organic, Cone 6 Electric, but almost looks wood fired, Really sweet if you like an organic look.…

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Help On glazing

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 9:15pm 4 Comments

HELP...!  I can use some help with glaze trouble I am having. I am putting Standard Iron red Over Standard Cream. These are both new glazes for me and The Cream is Going on quite chalky, and the Ion red is dry cracking and lifting off... I am Pouring the cream on and a dip or the ion red... Is there anything I can add to make this work better?  Thank you…

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