Small Blushing Porcelain Vase
This porcelain cutie was fired at Hiroshi Ogawa’s woodfire kiln many moons ago but I’m just now really appreciating the subtle markings on it. A hint of pink shows in good light–marks made from copper fuming off other pots in the firing. Will be a nice windowsill vase for short stemmed blooms.
3.5″ tall – $35.
On sale now in my Etsy shop.
This little stoneware vase came out of our last wood-firing and is one-of-a-kind. Made from end of the day left over clay, she was just whipped out for fun. Threw her in the wood-firing because I figured, what the hay. She got such nice markings from the flame and ash she almost looks elegant now. A small beauty – $55. Available for Purchase.
This TWIST just came outta Jay Widmer’sDigger Mtn Anagama Kiln
. It got its nice markings from wood ash that flew through the kiln over 48 hrs of stoking. When still green I applied multiple washes of grolleg kaolin and then after the bisque I sanded down the edges to sharpen them up. Could be an outdoor sculpture.
20″ tall – $700
This vessel was used at Ceramic Showcase (a few years back) for a demo of a simple Sogetsu Ikebana arrangement. The arranger first used heavenly bamboo and a few branches, then switched to this lilac and greenery. The off-center opening was just meant for this kind display. 18″ long, 7-9″ tall, woodfired. $175
Wood-fired Striped Vase
This piece was another experiment for a class demo of slip decoration. What I thought was slip was actually my white liner glaze that is opacified with tin. In the wood kiln the glaze did a good job of carbon trapping–unexpected. Didn’t think much of it when it first came outta the kiln, but the grunge look of this piece has grown on me.