Raku. It's complicated.( Read more... )
The Ring Centerpiece was coated in a metallic copper glaze with bronze green highlights, but it seems like the bronze didn't hold up to the firing process. The copper, obviously, shines brightly, but I'm told that it will fade over time, both losing it's luster and possibly becoming greener. What you can't see from this image is that the piece is off-center; the top bowl is set too far one way (left or right, based on view) and the ring leans slightly back. From one perspective it's hardly visible, but from the other it's damned noticeable. Sigh.
The ziggurat-like urn is one of three I made for Ioliel to hold her ashes. This one was coated entirely in a metallic aqua glaze. However, some element of the copper from the centerpiece contaminated the glaze, giving it an interesting aqua-copper mix. While I would have preferred consistent coloring like the lid has, it might turn more green over time.