Friday, November 21, 2014


Though the picture came out a bit shiny, it gives a good view of the molten interior of one of the side fired Oribe teabowl. The glaze on the top half of the bowl was thickly applied and the addition of ash and iron made the glaze flow like lava down the sides of the piece to pool at the bottom creating unique and rich flows. Luckily the pitch of the pot was just right or the glaze would have run right out of the bowl and on to the hunk of protective shelf just below. I have learned my lessons with runny glazes over the years and now fire such pots on pieces of firebrick or broken shelf. Better safe than sorry is this potter's motto.

HOT LAVA by the B-52s;

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