Over the past 25 plus years I have used 18 different clays covering the whole spectrum from white to red and with and without various speckling . I have also tested many glazes - some from my teacher, most from books, clay magazines etc. Some I really loved and used on many different clays with good results but I was always looking for that "perfect" glaze. I found some clays just sucked the color right out of lovely glazes.
This January I went back to Laguna #55 which I had used a few times over the years. My glazes - most are glossy, a few satin mattes - are really beautiful on this clay. I am tired of always testing and it is so nice to know that I can depend on the results, as much as a potter can!
My pots are utilitarian, simple and straight forward to be used and enjoyed. I have been doing a few very local craft shows every fall and the same people come every year to see what I have--that is what is fun--the connection with your customers. They say make what you love and not what someone tells you to.
Best to everyone on their clay journey.