Shino Pentagonal Bowl
Dimensions: 5"h x 9" w
This bowl was thrown with
high-fire stoneware on a potter's wheel.
When the clay is set up
enough, the 5 sides are created by paddling, or flattening with a board.
The 5 sides are then carved and the piece is turned upside down on the
wheel for trimming, which removes excess clay and creates the foot ring on
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.
Orange shino glaze was
applied by dipping the bowl into the glaze while holding on to it at one
corner. When the glaze has dried and can be handled, the remaining
corner is dipped into the glaze. This creates a small and attractive
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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