I got a nice order for rose bowls the other day and I began rolling and rolling and rolling. I actually enjoy this labor intensive process, it's quiet, meditative. I joke I am getting "rose butt" as it requires sitting for long periods of time and I can feel my already rather large ass getting larger as I settle into my comfy chair.
I have always glazed these pieces with a creamy satin "white" glaze that is a close match for my clay body. If the spraying of the glaze misses a bit underneath where the roses attach, no one is the wiser. I have always dreamed of doing pieces in red (and maybe even black) but have stopped short of applying the color as the pieces take so frigging long to make. I was scared to risk losing one to an experiment in color. Last week I took a deep breath and filled my sprayer with a satin cherry red.
Take a look....a lesson learned for me...stop being such a chicken.