Shino Wow Jar


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I made Shino Wow Jar on the potters wheel using an iron bearing stoneware clay and I threw a seated lid using calipers for measurements.  I give the lid a flange that drops down slightly inside the neck of the pot and adds stability.  And for a unique and playful finial, I twist a ridged stretch of clay into a knot!

When the pot is trimmed and completely dry, I fire it to about 1800 degrees in my electric kiln.  This is called a bisque fire which renders the pot into a “ceramic” that will accept glaze easily.

Now I apply surface treatment.  First I pour a red shino glaze that I make over the pot, and then I pour some more, draping and overlapping. Oh, let’s add some copper green glaze in there too!

Next I load the pot with many other pots into my wood burning kiln.  We need an entire day to load the 150-200 pots into the kiln and 4 of us to stoke wood for 38 hours. Finally we reach temperatures approximately 2400 degrees F and hotter.

Red Shino Glaze is reddish brown when applied thinly and creamy when thicker.  And the glaze beads up and separates where extra thick.  The copper green glaze reduces to red and WOW.  And with a spray of ash and carbon trapping to boot.  Although the surface is subtle, it is also dynamic, reflecting the atmosphere of the wood kiln.

Use Shino Wow Jar as a vase.  Or, use as jar.  More likely, as accent on table, side board, entryway, niche, or shelf.

Add to your collection or bestow on lucky newlyweds or makes a unique and cherished housewarming gift as well.

Wood Fired. 11″ high x 9″ diameter.