Lava Angler!!! I have founf new inspiration to make lava mugs by taking my current designs and lava-fying them :D
The Lava finish is not a glaze so much as a textured and layered surface. It is achieved by texturing the clay then applying a layer of red, orange or whatever color slip. I allow that to dry and then apply a black slip. I go over the colored slip underneath to bring out any highlights, I want and to make sure I have it all filled in. Then I apply one final coat of black slip and fire it. I fire to cone ten, which means these slips become part of the clay body and remain strong. I use my Ice Black glaze on the inside to make it food safe
This one with an underglaze of green, nice and fishy!
Fun fact about Angler fish: The bigger ones you see in movies nad photos are the females. The males are much smaller and are born pretty damned helpless. The males blunder around in the dark until they find a female and then they bite her. Like grrrrr... until they are firmly attached. The female then forms skin around the male and end up sharing a vasculature. So when the female is ready to release eggs, she send s ahormone to her little male appendage and he releases sperm. Ahhh... deep-sea love <3
She is about 3.5" wide and about 3.25" tall and hold about 11 fl oz.
As with all my stoneware, she was hand-thrown on the wheel and then altered by adding the eyes and teeth and such.
She has her name (Pernicious) , Number (10,589) on the bottom. She is also food safe, dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. She has "Skeletal Dropkick" on the bottom.