Ken Kang wrote:
JBaymore wrote:Here is an Ido-style chawan I threw in New Hampshire, bisque fired here, and then took 1/2 way around the world and fired in MunGyeong, Korea using their glazes and fired in a Korean-style climbing kiln.
Beautiful!! Ash glaze?
Thanks. Yes, an ash glaze, combined with splashes of a different a calcia-fluxed feldspathic one, but they did not tell us the actual content ... there just were three buckets of glazes for us to use. We got a pretty fast verbal description and that was pretty much it. Sort of "blind glazing"
I had about 10 chawan in that firing..... but the shelving for the noborigama chamber in which all of our work was loaded collapsed during the firing. Lower stilt/shelf let go...... it was a bit of a jumbled mess. This was the only chawan that actually survived and it was sitting on a shelf that was tipped at an angle that about matches the directionality of the glaze runs you see on the inside rear of this bowl.
The kiln shelf above this one was held off this bowl by the rest of my chawan acting as "kiln stilts"........ and of course all crushed or glued to the shelves
. 9 gave their lives so that this one could be born.