Wonderful hand feel and beautiful ash lines from the fire and ash from this big sur white stoneware clay. Splashes of glaze on the outside and and "swooshes" pushed into the piece while throwing really define this piece. This exquisite tumbler looks like an abstract painting. One of my favorites from this woodfiring.
This piece was fired in a Japanese anagama kiln in California. The piece fired for ~ 90 hours. Anagama kilns use an ancient firing 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 the teabowl its beautiful, one of a kind, rustic finish !
Functional piece, great for bourbon on the rocks :)
Food, microwave and dishwasher safe.