Friday, April 20, 2012

Custer Feldspar Chips

Custer Feldspar Chips

Chips of Custer Feldspar, added to clay at cone 10 they gush out and look like this.

Shigaraki Ware
custer chips results at cone ten in a wood kiln.

Recognized as one of Japan's six old kilns, the history of Shigaraki ware dates back some 1,200 years to the Nara period (710-794).

There are three points to look for when judging the color of a wood-fired, ash-glaze Shigaraki pot -- the overall color, the glass beads and dribbles formed when the heat in the kiln melts particles of feldspar in the clay, and the scorches that come when the pot is blackened by ash.


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