Wednesday, April 8, 2009
One woman's idea for a new glaze
My friend Janet gave me a selection of crab shells picked up on a Falmouth beach the other day. She suggested that they might make a nice palette if I could duplicate the colors on my Shino-glazed pots. I'll have to investigate combinations of red Shino recipes, kiln reduction, carbon-trapping, varying clay bodies and all the rest of the variables that go into the surprises that come out of using Shinos, but if we could come close to this range of colors, it would be lovely. Meanwhile, the shells themselves are wonderful.