Friday afternoon, I unloaded the gas kiln which I did reduction firing the day before. They are successful. I fired lots of Japanese style bowls with beautiful Shino and pine ash glazes, which I made by myself. While I was unloading them, I suddenly became homesick; I was thinking something like, this pot would be great as a rice bowl, or the pot would look lovely with the stew my mother used to cook and so on. From there, the memory flooded me. It was my rare moment to be sentimental. Japanese ceramics are one of a few Japanese things I miss a lot. There are nothing like them in England.
Here are some of our work fresh from a kiln! This bowl is our most favourite. I used our new Shino glaze, which came out much redder than ordinary Shino. I would like to have the stew in this!
|My favourite - Thrown by Mike. Decorated by Midori with celadon, Shino and pine ash glaze. Dia. 15 cm|
The next is a rice bowl. Outside has banding. White rice would look delicious in this bowl, I imagine!
|Thrown by Mike and decorate by Midori.|
A lovely rice bowl
|Thrown by Mike, decorated by Midori. Good for salad! Dia. 15 cm|
|Test piece thrown by Midori|
|Mint ice cream with chocolate chips !|
This would also make a nice salad bowl. I need a better picture!
|Thrown by Mike and decorated by Midori|
|Inside. A reduction fired bowl|