Guinomi From the Gendo

Here are some photos of some of the guinomi that I made from the clay processed in the previous post. Gendo means ‘original clay dug out of the ground without and stuff added to make it more workable’.

Here are pics of the wet guinomi. The pinker ones are the gendo, and the brownish ones are about 65% gendo with some red karatsu clay and some feldspar chunks mixed in.

Next are the pics of the cups after the feet have been trimmed. You can see the tearing in some of the rims because of the nature of the clay. The trimmed parts came out very nicely torn and textured with the characteristic ‘chirimejiwa’ or crepe wrinkling effect that Karatsu ware often exhibits.