raw materials

New material tests

Here are a few of my new material tests I have been developing over the past few weeks,  looking at the use of raw materials particularly materials that would normally be used in glazes. 
For example china clay, cornish stone, dolomite, quartz and so on.

I've selected white or cream raw materials to maintain a fairly clean palette these are the beginnings of my exploration into how each one reacts when applied to canvas.

The next stage will be the addition of oxides where I can introduce some darker shades and compare the two where I can begin to build up the surface texture.