Cup 93

Yes, that is a border of <i>yersinia pestis</i>.

The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio. Cream stoneware, underglaze pencil, underglaze, and glazes.

I’m very pleased with this one. It may be my favourite out of this firing. I’m especially pleased with the way the reddish glaze turned out. It’s a new one for me, and I wasn’t sure how it would react with the clear over it, so using it was a bit of a gamble. It’s paid off, though; the colour makes me think of something alive, but the crawling texture makes it look diseased or decaying. Considering the book is set in the middle of a plague outbreak, I think it works.

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