I used 4 different blue glazes. Of course I left the outer area unglazed because I just can't cover up all that fantastic red clay. After firing, the exposed clay does have a bit of grog lift, but I run a piece of sand paper over it and it smooths out very nice.
I took these outdoor photos a couple days ago. The sky was full of dark purple clouds, which really allowed the glaze colors to pop. I lucked out because within a minute after I was done shooting, it began to hail. That's Spring in Sierra Nevada.
I'm pretty excited that these bowls came out so cool :)