New Stoneware Pendants What are all those brown specks?

Thistle Pendant designed from speckled stoneware ceramic clay.  It was by chance that I made use of this speckled clay to make some pendants and toggle clasps with.  In simple fact I did not even truly know that it was speckled.  When I opened the kiln and acquired these pieces out I thought that they looked darker than common.   When I appeared additional intently I saw the darkish specks.  At very first I was not absolutely sure if I favored them.  That variety of uncertainty when one particular first opens the kiln is not unconventional.  It usually takes some excellent daylight and time to fully see what you have because expectations actually do color your eyesight at 1st.  I was not anticipating the speckles so what  I was looking at was these pieces as they ought to have been and was a little bit let down. A couple hours later on I experienced adjusted my thoughts.  I could see  how incredibly the dark specks ended up interacting with the other colours in the pendants. I determined they have been terrific–they reminded me of raku perform that has had sawdust thrown on it. So I mentioned all of these in my Etsy store.  It a pair of times they have been all Sold other than for the Wild Grass Pendants.

Vibrant Queen Ann’s Lace

Tall Thistle Pendant

Wild Grass Pendant in my Etsy Shop

Toggle Clasp with hand wrapped wire bar

I would like to make more but will have to wait right up until I get more of that speckled clay, the clay I didn’t know I experienced in the to start with spot.  Fortunate incident, proper? 

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