The buff stoneware mug is fired at cone 10R and celadon glazed. The recesses were colored with a tenmoku glaze (on bisque by painting it into the recesses and sponging away the high spots). An outer containment line on the plate prevented the outside line from smearing outward and it provided a definite profile for cut-out after stamping.
Different depths are available, you need the 0.047 maximum relief depth (you can order a sample pack to try the various types they have). While shallower ones will make a crisp design into the clay, if you wish to put color into the recesses (at bisque stage) the shallow depth will make it difficult to avoid sponging it out when cleaning the high spots. Traditionally polymer plates have had metal backing and were expensive (and brittle). But these are flexible, inexpensive and easy to get online. When designing them create a border around the outside (when the stamp is pressed hard into the clay, the edges smear outward, that containment-line keeps edges clean). Also, the plates do not actually need to be stuck to a piece of wood, it is often better to lay them face down on the clay and use a wooden block and hammer to press them into the clay (which need to be quite stiff). Use spray cooking oil as a parting agent if needed.
A type of stoneware glaze normally fired in a high temperature reduction atmosphere kiln. It is transparent and stained green or blue by the presence of iron oxide.
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G1947U - Cone 10 Glossy Transparent Base Glaze
Reliable widely used base glaze for cone 10 porcelains and whitewares. The original recipe was developed from a glaze used for porcelain insulators.