Today I was inspired by the patterns on greek vases, like the one here. I started to wonder why it is that all Grecian vases are variations of orange, black, and white. I really couldn't find a good a simple explanation, everything was in over explanitory terms. Basically the vase was a different clay than the slip (watery clay) used to paint on the figures, and when fired in the kiln they turned different colors.
Clair's Black Striper
I think this turned out quite nicely, I kinda like the unevenness of the pattern. Plus twists on french tips are always fun :)