Shino Test Cups



Here are 2 sets of 3 cups with Neph Sye/Kaolin ‘shino’ glaze tests. I tried varying between thick and thin application, and the two center faceted cups have a dark clay slip applied under the ‘shino’ glaze on the unfaceted parts of the cups.
The only difference between the two sets is the type of kaolin present. The whiter group is K-1 and the more translucent group is korean kaolin. I prefer the look of the korean kaolin, though it is somewhat grey. I did a couple more tests with iron oxide brush work under the glaze in the last firing, but have not taken pics yet. Well update blog with those soon…