Wood fired porcelain teabowl or sake cup (2x2x2) with a shino glaze and carbon trapping The stamp was made from an Osage Orange (what some people call monkey brain). This baseball-sized green fruit has an unusual texture and makes a great stamp. What is also interesting about the fruit is that it has no natural consumers of it in the wild. It is thought that the giant ground sloths that roamed North America ate it. It survives to the current day as Native Americans valued the wood for making bows. The wood is very strong but flexible. This cup is high fired (2,400F), and like all of my work is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Shino Osage Orange Guinomi
All pots are high fired (2,400F) stoneware or porcelain. They are wood fired in a wood burning kiln for over 24 hours. As the flame crosses the pots, iron is drawn to the surface so the flames 'draw' permanent flashing marks on the pot, and the ash melts to form a glaze. All work is food safe, and dishwasher and microwave safe.