A few weeks ago I was poking around in the glazes at the Art Center pottery studio and came across one that I wasn’t familiar with – Meyer’s Shino. In keeping with my “I’ll try anything once” personality type, I grabbed one of my bowls that was glaze ready and gave it a dip. I had no expectations, I hadn’t used it and neither had anyone else in the studio that day. So, to satisfy my curiosity, I dipped.
B clay no grog
One dip Meyer’s Shino
Fired to cone 10
Looks a lot like a soda firing, doesn’t it? All who saw it in the studio yesterday asked me the same question: Soda? Nope. Just glazed and fired as usual. I love it when the clay gods smile down upon me!
The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Emerson