Mug • mhy069

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Mug • mhy069

48.00

Height: 3.75" - Length: 5" - Width: 3.25"
Stoneware Shino overlay wood ash, cone 10 gas reduction.

"My goal is to create utilitarian pots for everyday use, simple forms that speak primarily about functionality and the intimacy gained through daily use.
I work with commercially manufactured stoneware and porcelain clay, changing clay specifically in response to the intended glaze finish for each piece. Some of my glazes respond directly to the iron contained in the stoneware or, inversely, to the absence of iron in the porcelain. All works are bisque fired to cone 04 (1922°F) in an electric kiln and glaze fired to Δ10 (2345°F) in a propane downdraft reduction kiln. I work primarily within a family of glazes called Shino; an American variation on a traditional Japanese Raku glaze. The contemporary American Shino is a glaze attributed to Virginia Wirt in 1974 while she was a student at the University of Minnesota. Countless Shino glaze variations have followed, resulting in a family of glazes that have captivated generations of potters and collectors alike."

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