NEW Side-Fire Shino Vase Large 52

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NEW Side-Fire Shino Vase Large 52

1,200.00

L8"x W8"x H13"

This porcelain piece was constructed in two sections. After pushing and pulling, adding and subtracting clay, it is carved out from the inside. With this series I am trying to let go of my ego and make work that percolates from the soul space. I listen to what the clay offers and respond. This dialog between the from and myself is unplanned and spontaneous. Although this space is difficult to enter, when I do finally arrive it is one of the most gratifying processes that I know of.

This vase is finished with a Japanese glaze called Shino. This is a carbon trap glaze, meaning the surface or glass traps the carbon rich environment of the kiln, giving it the variety of green colors. This piece also has wood ash that is placed on the tumbler as it is loaded into the kiln. This piece was fired for a total of 40 hours in a gas kiln. It is finished with 23k gold leaf inlaid into the shell imprints.

It is fired on its side on seashells. A secondary clay catcher, unique to each piece, collects the runny glaze and is discarded after the firing. Residue from the seashells and catcher are sanded out and the final glaze is shaped into a seashell pattern.

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