I use two clay bodies, both from
Buff Stoneware which is a good throwing clay, which I fire to 1240. Stoneware is good for large
pots/casseroles where translucency is not going to be a factor
For Glazes, I like to use a snowflake blue that I have developed. It
is a mixture of bright blue and Tenmoku, and comes out a deep blue with
white flecks, depending in the thickness. On the inside I often use a
shiney black which is made up from the left over glazes from the spray
booth, plus a shot of black stain.
This is tenmoku
with Ilmenite stripes
A "modern" eggshell barium blue with ilmenite
stripes. The Ilmenite interacts with the barium in extraordinary ways.
Ilmenite is a natural oxide that consists of iron and titanium. It is a
wonder that the same titanium that makes my squash racket so strong also
produces these wonderful colours.
I also use a variety of stoneware
browns, greys and whites.