Although I am in love (obsessed perhaps?) with white stoneware and porcelain clays, I decided to branch out a bit and try a speckled buff stoneware. It's still cone 5, so it's nice and vitreous once fired. I made these little plates and fired them on Monday. I love the brown lettering with the clay..very tonal. I am anxious to try some colored glazes on top to give it a little kapow! though. I want stacks and stacks of little plates to mix and match. A slab roller would be handy, too...my arms are sore! Ha, I'll keep dreaming.