Monday, November 1, 2010


“The ONISHINO when considered from the ceramic technical point of view, is the one in which the fusing effects of iron ingredients, namely, the iron in the clay, the iron in the feldspar glaze and that in the flames, are ingeniously vivified on the Shino ware. These three factors bring out the variety of different finishes.” *

Illustrated is the Oni-Shino vase from which the close-up in my previous post, comes from. It is just about 9” tall and has a wide variety of elements to the glaze surface for which Tsukigata is well known.

(Another excerpt from ONI-SHINO by Tsukigata Nahiko)