our colored clays by mixing metal oxides, into our recycled clay
scraps. For instance, we add rust or iron oxide to get our brown
clay. This is of course how nature does it. If you find a clay
in nature that is red or brown you would expect to find iron oxide
in it. Because we mix all of our clay by hand each batch will
be a little different, some batches will be lighter or darker
than others. Also there may be a difference in the color on your
monitor and the actual color of the piece.
Although most of our luminaries are glazed we do make the brown
in both glazed and unglazed for those who wish a more natural
stone surface. We fire the unglazed luminaries to the same temperature
as the glazed so they are just as durable.
With the hand mixed blue clay you get the blue speckles as well
as the smooth blue colors.
Blue and Brown
I chose these pictures because they demonstrate the swirled effect
on the uncarved back in one picture and a fully carved section
on the other.
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Blue and Green
While the blue and brown clays give you sharp crisp swirls, the
green tends to bleed into the white clay when it is fired.
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Maggie and Bill Finley
9 FEB 98