This white stoneware vase is made of a clay that no longer exist. The material that made it so amazing is no longer mined. This clay in its soft natural state was a dark brown but it fired to a bright white with a slight pink hue. It was the best clay I have ever worked with in terms of its throwabilty and its effects in atmospheric firings. The only glaze on this vase is on the inside and hint of the rim. The fire, and wood ash from the anagama kiln made this piece the beautiful vase that it is. The soft peach and yellow blush to grey transition is incredible. It is incredibly glossy and the pics do not do it justice.
It was fired in a Japanese style Anagama kiln for ~ 100 hours. 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.