This shino glazed teacup was selected by Jerry Randell, juror for the 2014 2nd Annual Cup Show at Studio 550, Manchester, NH. This wood fired stoneware cup (2x3x3.5). This piece was fired near the front of the firebox. The shino glaze will sometimes trap carbon during the early hours of the firing, the result is an almost metallic sheen. In this piece, the carbon trapping along with ash enhance the golden shino glaze. It is high fired (2,400F), and like all of my work is dishwasher and microwave safe. Although labeled a teacup, it works equally well for espresso or a desert cup.
Teacup (2014 2nd Annual Cup Show, Studio 550)
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.