It worked, but only as a basic proof of concept.
The kitchen crit this morning after this test came out of the kiln went straight to the point… “There’s too much white space around the image that doesn’t serve the design. When viewed next to the brown of the rabbit, it just doesn’t work.” I can’t argue with the honesty of a teenager willing to put a voice behind what they are seeing.
The practical solutions could be to use a cobalt wash under the glaze to bring the values of the object and background closer together. Or maybe try a thicker application of glaze… Or (and this is my favorite solution) get gold luster firefly or stars made.