Fern Clay Stems
These are very easy and very fun to make. I make coils of different clay bodies. They are bisqued and then I use a wash of black iron oxide/gerstley borate. Fire again (they fit in between firing sculptural work.) Third time is a charm, I add another stain in the case of the pinkish one--red iron oxide. The other ones have ochre and bernard clay. When there is a bunch in a vase they look whimsical and fun. Plus they are a way to test stain colors. All these stems are made from B-Mix with Grog Cone 5.