Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Something a bit different, but a technique I have been using for some time now, ishime-ji. This tall citadel jar is surfaced using several engobes and an inlaid line of white engobe into a white stoneware clay body. The jar has a clear glazed interior and a pierced copper handle. The decoration is an offshoot of my “landscape man” design which I used to try to emphasis the verticality of the jar. The term ishime-ji literally means, stone ground (surface), it seemed the best way to describe the visual as well as the texture of the technique.