This incredible white stoneware flask was fired in a Japanese style Noborigama kiln. The piece fired for ~ 30 hours. The piece was beautiful but had unmelted ash so I fired it again to Cone 10 in a gas kiln with a splash of an rutile and copper glaze glaze. Noborigama kilns are fired using an ancient technique used in Asia in the 5th century!
My wood-fire pieces are literally one of a kind and simply can not be re-produced exactly even if I wanted to. The claybody, firing, wood used, placement in the kiln could all be replicated and the kiln would still choose to "glaze" and fire the piece differently.
The buildup of wood-ash throughout the firing melts and naturally glazes the pot. It gives this piece its beautiful, one of a kind, rustic finish!
Food, microwave and dishwasher safe