When I have a bit of clay left over from making a thing, I like to use the cast off piece for pendants. Sometimes the texture is already on the surface from Making a Thing: Round One, and sometimes I like to smush the clay into a stamp I already have. I'll use Stroke & Coat, mason stains, and other glazing techniques and mixtures to see what happens. These are basically test tiles and sometimes they come out really great. I have thrown plenty away--I learned what I needed to from those and don't need them cluttering up my life.
I'm adding these to my Etsy store as I get to them.
|made with a homemade stamp; matte blue and glossy jade Stroke and Coat|
|red and black S&C before bisque; blue glaze over whole thing after.|
I used a toilet paper roll as a cookie cutter for these round ones.
|made with a homemade stamp; matte blue and yellow Stroke and Coat before bisque, antique green glaze after|
|made with found woodcarving-turned-stamp; cone 10 glaze fired with wipe on/off technique|
|stamp made with grate found in my basement; custom glaze made with mason stain filled into holes|
|made with a homemade stamp; cone 10 Iron Saturate glaze|