Monday, October 12, 2015


Illustrated is a detail shot of one of my recent Oribe bottles with thick combed slip and a saucer style neck. This type of flat, disc like neck is really good for the Oribe because it settles and creates a rich dark pool giving way to the mouth and access to the pot. I should also point out that the depressed ring around the saucer has a deep blue-green appearance with small floating tendrils of blue all pointing to coincide with the direction the neck was thrown in. The shoulder shows a myriad of effects due to the concentration of iron and Oribe glazes mingling and boiling at the height of the firing. I apologize for the poor photo but it went out the door as I managed to sell this and several other pots to a collector who came by and picked them up while still warm.