This is one of the jars from the last firing. The glaze is called Tenmoku Gold. Normally it is more brown than gold with the gold crystals (I'm calling them crystals but I don't know if that is correct term) standing out like little jewels suspended in the glaze. The overabundance of crystals I seemed to achieve in this firing is not unattractive, but not what I was looking for. It's been awhile since I've used this glaze and suspect that the cool-down cycle I now use is slower than where I had it previously set. It's possible that the iron oxide in this latest batch of glaze is from a different source than what I've used before, but I don't believe that would have caused the difference in the crystals. I predict another add-on to the glaze bucket notations: firing schedule. Sometimes the changes I make are gradual and don't seem significant enough to make note of at the time.
One of the honey pots is at Riverside Artists Gallery and two more are at my booth at River City Farmer's Market in Marietta.
Two more are set aside for a customer who requested this glaze, but since I still have a couple honey pots that didn't get in the last firing I'll probably fire with a faster cool-down schedule and see if the results are more like the mug below before showing them to her.
The glaze on this mug is from a firing I did a couple of years ago and is my preference. As usual, click on pictures to enlarge.