Three Shino Goblets
Dimensions: 6"h x 3" w typically
Price: $12.00 ea
These goblets are thrown in
one piece on a potter's wheel, made from high-fire stoneware clay.
When they are leather-hard
(still damp, but hard enough that they don't change shape when handled),
the stems are carved in random patterns with a variety of carving tools.
The goblets are left to dry
completely and then they are bisque fired. This firing leaves the pieces
durable enough to handle and porous enough to accept a glaze. The
paper fibers are burned away.
Orange shino glaze was
applied by pouring it into the goblet cup and then pouring it out. Then the
goblet was dipped into the same glaze to cover the outside and the rim at
the very top.
The piece is then fired to
2400 degrees F in a propane-fired kiln. The firing removes oxygen
from the minerals in the clay and glaze, resulting in the rich colors that
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