This vase has it all. It is sturdy but not heavy. It has textured lug handles and a beautiful faceted texture along the entire pot. It was coated with a flashing slip and picked up incredible color in the woodkiln. This piece has been in multiple shows but has never been for sale. I have finally decided to let it go
It was fired in a Japanese style Anagama kiln and is made of a stoneware clay. The piece fired for ~ 100 hours. It is a great example of a reduction close down on a woodkiln.
Anagama 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.