This tumbler was fired in a Japanese style Noborigama kiln and is made of a wonderful white stoneware clay called Big Sur. The piece fired for ~ 30 hours. and picked up a lot of deep color. It trades off from charcoal gray to subtle flashes of peach and orange. It also has a beautiful "splash" of woodash in the lower section. The glaze from the inside gives the rim a nice purple and deep red. Great small-ish cup!
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 tumbler or tea bowl
Food, microwave and dishwasher safe.