|Small vase, approx. 2 ins diameter|
Quite an attractive glaze, with some subtle variegation even within the grey areas. It highlights the carved areas of a pot in exactly the way I had hoped.
A couple of pieces were fired with the combination of Oribe and dolomite glazes I have used before. It came out really well on this heavily textured vase where the second layer of glaze was poured rather than dipped. Next time I intend to leave more of the green glaze showing as the contrast has worked rather nicely on the underside:
|Vase, approx 6 inches tall|
|Bowl, height approx. 3 ins|
Interesting that on the above bowl the top layer of dolomite was dipped over the rim, but has dropped down over half an inch in the firing. It hasn't done that on the other vase, presumably because the top of the pot is more horizontal..
Another pot glazed with Oribe was this tea bowl, this time layered over a dark iron oxide slip:
|Tea bowl, height 3 ins, diameter 4.5 ins|
And finally something a little different .. a textured pot, which was initially thrown as a closed form, then laid on its side. The matt copper ash glaze was brushed on, hence the variation in thickness and hue:
|Ikebana vase, height approx 4 inches|
I feel this vase form could work well for flower arranging.
Thanks for reading!