Ten Gems

On this page I keep and share pictures of what can be called "Ten Gems of Ten Kilns". It is my small, personal project, which I have decided to build for two main reasons. First one is to keep a small, limited selection of my own creations at home. By taking pictures of it I would like to create an archive. It should give me a chance to see and judge those "best-of" pieces later on, and with new perspective. Second reason is to give a chance to my readers, customers and colleagues to follow me on the path made of mud and fire. A little bit more about my motivations for this, you can read here. Or you can just enjoy pictures of teaware bellow...

You can see more pictures of the collection in my picasa album.

Gem number twenty six
Name- The Crescent shine
Unloaded from kiln-December 2014
Description- Teapot 90ml, unglazed, high iron fine stoneware, fired in woodkiln, covered with charcoal at the top temperature for heavy reduction effects







Gem number twenty five
Name- Froggy Haze
Unloaded from kiln-October 2014
Description- Teapot 170ml, semi matt celadon glaze over light, fine stoneware body. Fired in wood kiln to 1300°C









Gem number twenty four
Name- Summer Ice
Unloaded from kiln-Summer 2014
Description- Chawan (Matcha bowl), stoneware firred in woodkiln to around 1300°C. Mixture of clays with white clay paint under ice crackle glaze.










Gem number twenty three
Name- Touching The Moon
Unloaded from kiln-March 2014
Description- Bowl with saucer in light grey-white snow flake glaze. Fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1280°C. The bowl can hold around 140ml







Gem number twenty two
Name- Celadon Fragrance
Unloaded from kiln-Fabruary 2014
Description- Teapot with light celadon glaze. Translucent porcelain , woodfired to around 1280°C. The teapot can hold 110ml










Gem number twenty one
Name- Black teapot
Unloaded from kiln-December 17th 2013
Description- Teapot with celadon glaze inside and Black Magda slip glaze out side. Fine stoneware, woodfire to around 1280°C. The teapot can hold 155ml








Gem number twenty
Name- Summer swim
Unloaded from kiln- first week of November 2013
Description- Shiboridashi with three cups, natural stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C, glazed with Nuka ash glaze, shiboridashi can hold 125ml








Gem number nineteen
Name- Desert night, mountain morning
Unloaded from kiln- end of October 2013
Description- Teapot made of rough stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C, unglazed inside, partialy glazed outside with shino glaze. Teapot can hold 160ml








Gem number eighteen
Name- The Last Cotton on The Field
Unloaded from kiln- 13th of August 2013
Description- Rough stoneware, woodfired to around 1250°C, Unglazed both outside and inside, decorated by white clay and fire, fired in charcoal part of our kiln, It can hold 1600ml







Gem number seventeen
Name- The Dream about a frost
Unloaded from kiln-  July 2013
Description- Rough stoneware, woodfired to around 1250°C, Glazed with snow flake glaze, It can hold 250ml to the top







Gem number sixteen
Name- The Moon on Cliff
Unloaded from kiln- 12th of May 2013
Description- Fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1350°C, Unglazed both inside and outside. Fired in charcoal part of our kiln. Decorations from horsetail weed and heavy reduction. It can hold 140ml.











Gem number fifteen
Name- Shiny Day
Unloaded from the kiln- 4th of May 2013
Description- Technical porcelain woodfired to around 1350°C. Glazed with natural slip glaze, with ash deposits on a side. It can hold 350ml









Gem number fourteen
Name- End of The Winter
Unloaded from the kiln- End of January 2013
Description- Fine stoneware fired in woodkiln to around 1350°C. Celadon glaze inside, unglazed outside. Body is decorated by strong fire and few light lines of celadon glaze. It can hold 110ml.











Gem number thirteen 
Name- Charm
Unloaded from the kiln Fenbruary 2. 2013
Description- Rough, iron rich clay fired in wood kiln to around 1350°C. Shino glaze outside and without glaze inside. It can hold 100ml.







 



Gem number twelve
Name- Cockerel
Unloaded from the kiln November 16. 2012
Description- Fine, iron rich stoneware fired in wood kiln to around 1230°C. After reaching top temperature the piece was covered by charcoal. Unglazed. It can hold 100ml.








Gem number eleven
Name- Fireland
Unlaoded from kiln- December 26.11.2012
Description- Chawan (Matcha bowl) created from mixture of rough clays. Thick, red-orange-brown tenmoku glaze. 12cm wide and 9cm high








Gem number ten
Name- Blue Jasper
Unlouded from the kiln- December 16. 2012
Description- Stoneware teapot fired in wood kiln to aprox. 1300°C; Inside, and partly outside, glazed with our version of Nuka glaze (wood ash, silica, feldspar). It can hold 130ml.









Gem number nine
Name- Straw in the Grass
Unloaded from the kiln- September 2012
Description- Chawan (matcha bowl), rough stoneware clay, glazed with translucent feldspar glaze. 14 cm wide, 6cm high






Gem number eight
Name- Rusty Morning
Unloaded from the kiln- September 2012
Description- Teapot, hight iron stoneware with three bark surface fired in charcoal part of the kiln. Glazed inside. It can hold 260ml







Gem number seven
Name- Quarry under Jade Water
Unloaded from the kiln- 30. August 2012
Description- Teapot, Fine stoneware, glazed by simple green-gray celadon glaze. It can hold 210ml.









Gem number six
Name- Luminous
Unloaded from the kiln- July 2012
Description- Teapot with cup. Technical porcelain, glazed by blue-gray celadon glaze. Light decoration made by tenmoku glaze. Teapot can holds 230ml.









Gem number five
Name-Nebulae
Unloaded from the kiln- June 11. 2012
Description- Set of five cups. Rough, high irin stoneware with uneven coat of kaolin slip with feldspar as a gray glaze on it. Each cup can hold 110ml








Gem number four
Name- A Stone behind grass
Unloaded from the kiln- April 24. 2012
Description- Shiboridashi with matching cup. Fine, pale stoneware fired to around 1250°C. Bare clay. After reaching the temperature shibo as well as cup were covered by hard wood charcoal. Shiboridashi can hold 125ml, cup then 135ml 








Gem number three
Name- Lilly of the Valley
Unloaded from the kiln- April 18. 2012
Description - Tea Set, three cups and fair cup made from translucent porcelain, for the teapot was used Zhi Ni clay (Ixing). Porcelain pieces are glazed by light celadon glaze (feldspar 90%, whiting and white clay). The teapot is unglazed. Cups can hold 45ml, faircup 140ml, teapot then 140ml





Gem number two
Unloaded from kiln- March 12. 2012
Description- Stoneware tea caddy fired in wood kiln to aprox. 1280°C; Glazed with our version of Nuka glaze (wood ash, silica, feldspar)



Gem number one
Unloaded from kiln- March 3. 2012
Description- Stoneware teapot fired in wood kiln to aprox. 1300°C; Inside, and partly outside, glazed with our version of Nuka glaze (wood ash, silica, feldspar)




More pictures of the whole collection are in my pisasa