Shino and Ash Chawan
Wheel thrown, woodfired stoneware.
Artist: Daniel Gingras
Origin: Frelighsburg, Canada
Materials: Shino glaze, dark slip on mixed clay.
Capacity: 175 ml
Dimensions: Ø 10 cm ↑ 6,5 cm
Woodfired pots have their final colors, patterns, and textures ultimately dictated by the fire's will. Where the flames hit their surface, where the flying ashes land and melt, wonderful accidents can happen. Here and there, amongst the broken pieces knocked down by the stoked logs fueling the kiln, or those fused to their shelves by excessive heat and ashes, a few gems emerge that make all this trouble worthwhile. This special chawan is one of those gems. Strategically placed in the chamber along the kiln's draft, flying ashes passing by generously coated its surface, blending in with the shino glaze to create this darkened volcanic rock aspect.
This chawan comes in a wooden box signed by the artist.