My first fishing trip in Montana was out on the Missouri River. We borrowed a drift boat from a friend and drifted down the river and attempted to fly fish for the first time. I wasn't very successful with catching fish, but I did catch some inspiration. The colors of the "Mighty Mo" range from dark greens and blues to browns and hints of gold. I love the way this glaze is layered and the unexpected results each time I fire. I especially love the differences this glaze offers on a vertical versus a horizontal surface.
On our way from Helena to Craig we drive through a canyon we are calling Wolf Creek Canyon which is near a town called Wolf Creek. There are towering mountains on one side and grassy plains on the other. Great Divide was inspired from these overlooks with the ruggedness of the Montana mountains to the beautiful plains around you. The rock faces tower the roadway on either side just like in these glazes. This is one of my most favorite drives in all of Montana as it shows the toughness, but also the beauty, of this state and the people in it. The gold in this glaze can be light like shown or darker gold l. Please keep that in mind when selecting.
NEW! Last summer (2016) we drove west right at the time there was a huge wildfire in the Bitterroot near Missoula, MT. We could see the horizon glowing from the flames and the smoke filled the air. We tracked the fire from videos and images we saw online. It was jaw-dropping to see the raging flames. I created this glaze as a happy accident, but as soon as I saw it I knew it was Wildfire. Many people say it reminds them of copper. For me, when I see it, I am reminded of that trip. Wildfires are a part of life here in Montana.