Here's a detail of a large pot that came out of the last firing. There are three wrens on the pot. This one is my favorite. I use different books for reference when doing drawings like this. The bird is drawn in pencil on a bone dry pot, then painted with diluted black commercial underglaze like a watercolor painting. The salt used during the firing softens the painting. This new process is really exciting and I think there's real potential for some cool drawings on big pots. This pot will be for sale in the upcoming Exploring Surface Design Show at American Folk Art Gallery.
More details about the pot: Pot was thrown with Highwater's Zella Stone, Slipped leather hard with a Helmar-based "Randy's Red" slip, decorated with Amaco underglaze LUG-1, fired to cone 9 in a propane-fueled crossdraft hard brick salt kiln, 4 lbs table salt.