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A stoneware guinomi with black slip decoration

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A stoneware guinomi with black slip decoration

A stoneware guinomi with black slip decoration
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If you enjoy drinking spirits like sake or whisky from a robust and weighty cup, then this may be the vessel for you! Inspired by Japanese ceramic artists such as Suzuki Goro, this piece was thrown deliberately thickly on the wheel, then allowed to dry for several days. Once leather hard, the clay was carved and faceted and a black slip brushed on. The slip was applied to the pot while it was upside down, and allowed to dribble down the sides, creating a striking and attractive pattern. Inside, a single drip and a dot complete the decoration. A transparent, ash glaze was added after the bisque firing and the piece was finally fired to 1300 degrees centigrade, making it extremely durable. The glaze has a soft buttery texture and is slightly cloudy where thicker.

( The dark line inside the footring is not a crack .. simply a score line where the carving tool has caught a piece of grog )

Measures just over 2.5 inches tall and approx. 3 inches diameter. Weight is 314 grams. Mark Smalley's personal symbol has been impressed to the underside.

Postage and packing for this item for delivery within the UK will be at a fixed cost of £2.90. Overseas customers are very welcome, please contact me for a personalised shipping quotation.


Japanese contemporary ceramics

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This item will be posted to you by Birchcroft Ceramics within 3 days of receiving payment.

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