Shino Cup


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I made Shino Cup on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing stoneware clay that reduces to deep, rich brown in the wood kiln. Flat bottom.  I pull the handle directly from the cup and add a bead of clay as a thumb stop for comfort.  Light weight and easy to hold.  A straight line to the rim with no lip.  I use a leather strip to roll the rim of the cup from inside out so liquid will flow smoothly from cup to mouth.

After the cup is bisque-fired, it’s time to decorate.  I dipped the cup into a bucket of red shino glaze that I make. And then I layer a bit more glaze to vary the color and depth of the surface.  Lastly I add some lyrical brushwork to accentuate depth and add interest.

Then it’s time for the wood kiln.  We fire for 32-36 hours, stoking round the clock, to 2400 degrees.  About two cords of wood. And this time we introduced salt late in the firing which creates a sheen over the surface and also orange peel texture in some places.

Shino Cup makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or “thank you” gift.

Microwave and dishwasher safe.

3-3.25”H. 10 oz capacity

I have 5 cups similar in size and shape but individual in their surface.