Here are more of the refired pieces, some of which turned out nice. Those of course are the only ones I’ll be showing here. The others are already resting peacefully on the shard pile, and we mustn’t mention them here on the blog….
This katakuchi was my favorite of the bunch, just because of that interior. I don’t think the photo does justice to the colors there. This coloration is really hard to get in gas, and it came through in varying degrees on most everything close to the flame in the wood kiln. I think it is just that extra sprinkling of wood ash that gets deposited on the surface. I don’t know what it was that created the gold speckles.
One thing I’ve noticed is that the rice straw ash glaze can go on thicker in the wood kiln, and you don’t need to worry about a boring expanse of white on the ware, because of all the fluxes flying around in the kiln.
Here are some larger bowls that came through ok. One has some green Oribe on the lip that slid down pretty far, and has some nice color. The others are the same glaze as the katakuchi above, which is wood ash, rice straw ash, and amakusa porcelain stone.