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Large Shino Articulated Bowl

 

 

Dimensions:  6"h x 11" w

  Price:  $95.00 

This basket is thrown on a potter's wheel in 3 sections and then assembled and handles added.. 

I chose a stoneware paper clay.  The paper fiber content in the clay acts as a wonderful glue for assembling all the pieces. 

The bottom of the bowl is thrown and allowed a day or so to set up quite firm.  The rim of that piece is measured.

The wall of the bowl is thrown upside down on a disc (called a batt) that can be removed from the wheel.  That top is measured so it will fit onto the bottom that has been firmed up.  It is removed from the wheel and the bottom of the bowl is returned to the wheel.  The wall portion is then attached to the bottom and separated from the batt.  The top of the wall is then thrown to create a strong rim and then textured.

A foot ring is thrown and attached to the very bottom of the piece once it has been trimmed of excess clay.  Once attached, the foot ring is also textured.

Small decorative handles are then attached opposite each other at the rim of the bowl.

The pot is left to dry completely and then it is bisque fired.  This firing leaves the piece 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 pot and then pouring it out.  Then the pot was dipped into the same glaze to cover the outside.

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 you see.

 

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