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Black Shino tea pot/cone 11/reduction

`table salt added to the soda ash heated with water and

painted on the entire pot.`


This below is the new mel6 clay body, with an old ron roy recipe (5x20 origin Tony) for a base that i made

into pure white using zircopax and tin, and a black with red iron and cobalt.

Fired to cone 7 in just under 5 hours, with a 2 hour down fire at 1800F.

The kiln is a small 60 amp kiln, and it fires fast, no controller, switches to high.

`the white over oil spots.`




graywhite shino chawan, cone 12. made in the small stoneware kiln at the farm. my hands were dirty with red glaze.

about 2015


two new bowls, mel6 and 5/20 cone 7