These early tests are certainly showing me a lot of what I want and don't want. I still need to go heavier on the application on some colors and lighten the color on some with white. Good thing I just received a large jar of white underglaze. Next round of tests will be to try some clear, pale honey/amber glazes over some of these slips to see if they quiet down some of these underglaze colors. The bisqued tiles were in this firing, so I just have to get a couple of small glaze test batches done in the next couple of days.
I was looking for a bright green as a liner. The one on the left it great with an apple green stain from U.S. Pigment, but I was hoping I could get something similar in an alkaline glaze with chrome (the one on the right). It's better where thinner, so I might redo it with a little less chrome. This one has 0.5%. Maybe a mixture with a touch of copper might work; but that will have to wait another day.
Today is a play day. Jim wants a burger at the lake, so up to the mountains we go for a few hours. It was 106 degrees here yesterday, and will be a cooler 102 today. The mountains will be about 10 degrees cooler - oh joy! By the time I get home it will be time to start on tonight's potato pancake dinner, so I might be able to get an hour or so in the studio to batch one or two of those glaze tests.