|Tea or wine cup, 3.25 inches tall|
|Sake cup, approx. 3 inches tall|
I also fired some pieces with the matt ochre-ash glaze in oxidation, and these came out quite strongly yellow in colour. This glaze is very much affected by depth of application. When thicker it can turn quite blue-green from the ash content, and where thinner it can be red-brown to black. This time the thickness was moderate and even, so the colour is a fairly solid yellow with a few dark brown areas where it has broken on ridges. The yellow does have a slight green tinge to it, which I think is because the ash in this glaze batch contains alot of pine. I'm interested in developing a glaze similar to Japanese Ki-Seto and this matt ochre recipe (which I have adapted slightly from John Jelf's original formula) comes reasonably close, especially in the way it develops red-brown "scorch" marks in places.
|Vase with matt ochre ash glaze, 4 inches tall|