This is a handmade bowl glazed in shino, a traditional Japanese glaze. It is hand-formed, and later, hand-trimmed to give it its final form. The artist, Sebastia, choses the slow process of building by hand to infuse each piece with the gifts of “imperfection” and “asymmetry”, characteristics that enrich each piece with its own individual personality. It is made with a custom mixture of stoneware and iron-rich clay. This special combination gives the pieces a specific resistance to fire, and a distinctive color and texture. Shino glazes are famously known for being a difficult glaze to work with, and they can only be fired in a “reduction atmosphere”, which is created inside the kiln by depriving the fire of oxygen. This unique process, forces the fire to extract oxygen from the clay and from the glaze midfiring, which causes a chemical reaction that makes shino glazes possible. Firings take 10 hours, in a completely manual kiln, until they reach a top temperature of 1280ºC. Using real flames to fire pottery is a very delicate and magical process. Firing this way, forces the artist to appreciate the unexpected and not be attached to expectations. It requires a lot of dedication, but the same time, it makes fire and active part of the creative process. This union of clay, technic and glaze are chosen specifically to create unique and unrepeatable pieces. Pieces that the artist, Sebastia, hopes will bring you a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation for ceramics.
Crafted in Spain
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