Monday, August 17, 2015


I made this short video to try to convery the variations in texture, color and overall affects created with iron and Oribe on this combed slip teabowl. Though it is a simple dip and a dab of Oribe and an iron concoction, the surface has quite a wide array of variations that make for an interesting overall appearance right down to an iridescent  hue in the proper lighting. I have been pretty satisfied with this particular Oribe formula as well as the iron overglaze which basically came out of an early 19th century Japanese woodblock print book on pottery though the matrials are a bit different, it is as close to the original using Western materials. Though the continuous testing to get the Oribe where I see it in my mind can get a bit overwelming, getting the results you are after makes it all worth while.

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