This beautiful faceted cup made of white stoneware picked up great color in the kiln. I splashed it with glaze in the faceted section and it has nice ash lines and good contrast. It was fired in a Japanese style Noborigama kiln for ~ 30 hours. It has great, dark ash on one side with hints of dark green and beautiful lighter orange flashing on the other
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!
Functional teabowl or tumbler
Food, microwave and dishwasher safe.