Fingerprint Shino

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  Image 1 - Fingerprint Shino.  This glaze and the way to fire it were discovered by using a combination of the grid method and draw trials. Essentially it is a relatively long firing used to mature the glaze at a temperature much lower than usual.  One of the results is that the glaze is so stiff it does not move at all and even a fingerprint frozen into the glaze during application will still show all the finest spiral marks of the finger after the firing.  I call this new variant on a very old Japanese glaze "Fingerprint Shino".  You can see a magnified version of this image (and others on this page) by clicking on it.
Image 2 - Teabowl by Ian Currie - Fingerprint Shino glaze - Reduction fired to 1220 deg C.
This pot and others illustrated on this page were made in mid-2002 as experiments and gifts for friends and also workshop organizers.  If you would like to own a pot like these, organize for me to conduct a glaze workshop near you. If you would like to understand full details of how these pieces were achieved, attend one of the workshops. For details contact ian-website@currie.to
  Image 3 - Sake Cup by Ian Currie - Fingerprint Shino glaze - Oxidation fired to 1220 deg C.
Image 4 - Sake Cup by Ian Currie - Fingerprint Shino glaze - Reduction fired to 1220 deg C.
Image 5 - Sake Cup by Ian Currie - Fingerprint Shino glaze - Reduction fired to 1220 deg C.




Sake Cup, Shino Reduced

Sake Cup, Shino Reduced

Sake Cup, Shino Reduced

Tea Bowl, Shino Reduced

Tea Bowl, Shino Reduced

Tea Bowl, Shino Reduced


Sake Cup, Shino Reduced



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