But I'll gladly sell it to provide the stuff to put in the next one!
Most potters make test tiles. I hate to waste the time and energy, and never find that the actual glazes come out looking like the test tiles anyway...so I make
Test plates. Here several glazes are applied, to see how things happen when they come together and when they stay separate. This is the one with a chocolate brown center motif.
A golden center motif...
And here's the turquoise center playfulness..
Detail of why I call this playfulness..
These plates all stack together wonderfully. I'm such a happy potter! Sometimes the surprises that glazes give me are all it takes.