debunix wrote:A friend just found a pretty little celadon teacup at a thrift shop with a white splash in the base of the cup--she wasn't sure if I would see it through the Da Hong Pao I'd just shared with her, but I noticed immediately and it reminded me of some of Cory's recent posts featuring 'shiro geshou' (did I spell that right?).
Googling 'shiro geshou' mostly brings up some of Cory's posts here, and endless manga-related links.
Cory, can you tell us a little about the use of shiro geshou in your teaware?
shiro geshou is a white slip. sometimes made with a deflocculant. its inspired from Korean Buncheong ceramics in which a white slip was applied over an iron clay body. in my case, i love the gestural, brush stroke that gives a strong sense of freedom and calligraphic movement. i no pauses, just a swift, quick movement. i use these cool straw brushes availble, the stiff bristles lend a very unique character, then i layer by misting more slip, like a haze or fog if u will, to create a more sense of depth.