Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Illustrated is a large and simple yunomi with a rather interesting glaze over thick slip. The glaze is called yohen, for kiln change and varies depending on how the kiln is fired. Using a feldspar/amblygonite base the glaze is capable of a wide array of surfaces including this highly iridescent one especially over slips with varying additions of oxides and carbonates. For those of you unfamiliar with amblygonite, it is a rather neat material having certain properties similar to both spodumene and lepidolite and is worth testing out from cone 6 to10. All in all this a rather fun glaze to use and the texture and movement added to the piece with the use of a thick slip just adds to the experience.

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