A Note About Bauer Orange & Poppy Red
Both the Bauer Orange and Poppy Red glazes are one thing at a distance and another when viewed more closely. Their color is not a uniform, opaque sheath that covers each piece. Upon close inspection, you'll see that the Bauer Orange is made up of flecks of yellow and red, occasionally black, floating in a sea of orange. The Poppy Red is made up of red speckled with black. No two pieces are alike, and each has its own character.
An anomaly that occurs in both glazes is beauty marks, which are, as the name implies, small dark spots on the glaze. In much the same way that Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford or Kate Upton would be a little less special without their beauty marks, we feel that our orange and red pieces with beauty marks are just as lovely as those without.
The Poppy Red and Bauer Orange glazes can also run, or "drip" slightly during the firing process. This most often occurs on vertically-oriented pottery, such as mugs and vases, and very seldomly occurs with flat pieces like plates and platters. The result of the glaze running is a unique, mottled pattern that resembles the slow flow of lava over the ground. Most drips are only about an inch or less wide, and go about 0.25 to 0.5 inches downward. Please observe the close up of the cereal bowl (lefthand photo above) to view an example. This running pattern lends a truly unique aesthetic to your pottery, which we encourage you to admire closely.
These variations in color are not to be considered flaws, though we understand that they are not suitable to everybody's tastes. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 888-213-0800.