I came across a few of these in bisque form the other day but alas, I had forgotten to put in stringing holes. That is the reason, I guessed, I must not have glazed them in the first place.
This clay, Toas Red, is wonderful It’s stoneware, and fires to a such a smooth finish, even unglazed, that if porcelain were stained brown, it would be like that (if that makes any sense).
That’s how I got the idea to combine a very white porcelain ‘sprig’ into this bead as a “rivet”.
I have got to make more of these.