Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Illustrated is another teabowl form that had a rich black slip poured over a white slip in a somewhat controlled, yet chaotic manner. The bowl was then glazed in my medieval green glaze and as it is sometimes prone to do, there surface has a tortoiseshell style appearance. I wish I could control this anomaly, but it seems to happen by pure happenstance. As with the previous Inkblot bowl, this one was thrown and then manipulated, just a bit ovoid and the foot was cut with a bamboo knife to better accompany the form and lip. This style of bowl owes its origin to older Raku archetypical forms known such as tsutsu-gata and gokezoke-gata and though hand thrown, the body of the bowl was also pinched to get to the form I was after.

"I think I think; therefore I think I am."  Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)

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