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Granite Yunomis

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These have no actual granite in them, but the glaze has a granite-like quality, with green specks on a blue background, a smooth matte surface, and a micaceous sparkle in the sun.


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Taken with Canon Canon PowerShot A630

  • 17.3 mm
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you are obtaining some really beautiful effects, you have formulated your glazes and slips? Resisting before dipping in slips?? Just lovely, makes me wonder why we bother with handles which can really stuff up a lovely yunomi!! i guess because we drink on the run!

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Thanks, Babs.

 

Yes, I've always liked to work with slips and glazes, and there was even a time long ago when I used stoneware clay dug directly from the ground. 

 

The narrative pieces showing precise outlines of images (the cats in these pieces) were done using resists cut from thin plastic and smoothed onto the leatherhard piece.  Then the piece was either dipped in slip for the negative images, or covered with cold resist, peeled off, and then slipped, for the positive ones.  Lately I seem to be reverting to more abstract surface treatments.

 

I've only recently come to appreciate the idea of cups without handles.  Our oldest son is a tea aficionado, is about to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, and that's the reason I started making yunomis.  I'm really liking the possibilities of the form.

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