So I really wanted to come up with a clever pun/joke for a good title, however..... nothing.
I've been using the red slip some more. It's great to have both a red slip and a white slip, decorating options really multiply with two contrasting slips. One of my favorite combinations while working at Dover Pottery in NC was a layer of red slip followed by a layer of white slip which can then be wiped through to reveal the red slip underneath giving a nice contrast of colors. I've been trying this combination with our new red slip. Only in a small number of pots just in case something doesn't fit together. Hopefully it will come out well... here are a couple examples that I've been working on:
Here is a pot with the same combo with an ash glaze over it which was made while I was working at Dover pottery. Hopefully if things go well we'll get similar results.
For those of you who have never been there I would recommend a trip on over to "Timnasium". I got this picture from there. It's my good friend Tim Ayers flicker page. Tim has been making pots and taking pictures of other peoples pots for quite a while now. His flicker page contains many of the photos he has taken of various potters around North Carolina, along with some pictures of kilns. Quite an assortment, certainly worth a look.