Here's the box with the stuck lid which is now unstuck..I'm very happy that it finally came off without any damage. To apply the glaze accurately around the lid edges, it was brushed on, hence there is some variation in texture and colour .. in this case, I think it works pretty well
|lidded box, approx 5 inches tall|
This carved shino cup is a bit too large to be a sake cup, so for me, it's probably more suited to red wine..it literally rocks as it's balancing on one edge of the base. Amazingly, it still stays upright (just) when full of liquid! Interesting too, how a small impression made with a thumb on the outside, has so much more impact visually on the inside..
|shino spirit cup, approx 3.5 inches tall|
|shino spirit cup, shino glaze|
|Carved yunomi, approx. 4 inches tall|
|carved sake cup, approx 2.5 inches tall|
What I did like about these tests was the multi-layered effect..in some places there are four layers of slip decoration. I'd like to experiment more with these effects, the problem being how to brush decoration on without smearing the layer beneath. These test pieces were bisqued twice, with decoration added between the firings..not something I want to do with every pot I make!