I have also just taken a few more beads inspired by old maps out of the kiln, freshly annealed. I have introduced a pale blue to the black and ivory combination in the new samples, to try and give them a third level of depth. I will have to think about this idea for a while now before I make any more, just to make sure it really is expressing what I want.
I do want to think about how I am going to use more colour in this body of work though. The museum is full of fantastic and very colourful objects but so far I seem to have produced work that is mainly black and white.