there is going to be an empty bowl supper in st petersburg in march. a large number of bowls have been bisqued and are waiting for a glaze application. there are several colors of glaze in buckets but i am not at all familiar with them beyond looking at the test tiles hanging on the wall. the tests are of single colors on various clays, none show an overlap.
using white with colors overlapped has worked for 50-75 or so of them. after dipping the white, the opposite side is overlapped with waxwing brown, something called mottled blue or black and a final splash with a bright color finishes them. they have not yet been fired so i have no idea if they will look good together. will the bright yellow spots show up on black?
what other simple ways can i do the several hundred more? they vary in shape and size plus skill level. i have used cat, star and heart shaped sponge stamps on a few of the smaller ones but that is hard on curved surfaces.
my problem is that i want to keep it easy and yet attractive and not use up all the glaze in the buckets since making more is someone else's job. and the real stumbling block i have is that these bowls will sell for only $10.
any advice is welcome.