|Head cup, approx 2 inches tall|
|Head cup (other side)|
|Head-cup, approx 2.5 inches tall|
It's taking me a while to get around to glazing these..I still have another five or six of them lying unglazed in the studio. I haven't put glaze on the inside as they need to stand this way up in the kiln. I was thinking I might dip some of them fully in shino and then fire them on their heads on shells..the shell marks might add interest to the design. Also, I've made a couple with three horns, which will act as feet for the cup and allow me to stand it upside down and almost fully glazed in the kiln.
The one in the last photo above was glazed with a simple Nami-jiro glaze which consists of 50/50 ball clay and wood ash with a little kaolin added. I'll probably re-glaze this piece as I'm not overly keen on the lighter coloured drips that formed. I'll maybe brush over it with my matt ochre-ash glaze.