debunix wrote:Don't know enough Hagi tradition to make a judgement about the Hagi-ness, but that is a lovely effect with depth to ponder while drinking tea.
Debunix thanks for your very encouraging post. If I will end far from "hagiyaki" but with something nice matching for tea I will be happy too.
Chip wrote:Likewise, I am far from an expert. BUT really beautiful effect!
It is a practice for a black or other color layer beneath the final layer in Hagi. This helps/allows the glaze to move and creates contrast and depth.
Often this requires 2 or three firings as layers are applied to create effects. The Ice Split for instance required 3 firings for 3 layers, but the final effect is amazing, though not easy to pull off.
Thanks for you encouraging but also informative post Chip. I did not know about multifirings technic for hagi.