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In saying that, I am really saying more than you can know. I usually don't write on this blog, but just post pictures. Because of what the shino glaze has meant to me, I feel like it warrants writing about.
I had some problems firing a shino glaze that I made in the studio which I work out of. It was totally an accident, and I paid for the shelves and took my chewing out, which was brutal, but expected. Besides all of that, which is behind me, the shino glaze changed my life in a totally unexpected way. I posted the picture of the shino tea bowl with the firing job that got me into so much trouble a few months back. Anyway, because of this event I decided that I wanted to learn more about glazes and making the shino glaze in particular. I searched for a teacher that was an expert with the glaze that I wanted to make, and signed up for classes with him. He has been a wonderful instructor, and I have learned a great deal about glazing. I have met many nice people and have enjoyed making my own glazes. My next step is to learn to fire the gas reduction kiln, up to a cone 10. Were it not for the shino glaze, my life would be much different these days, which really says a lot.
My new teacher's name is Eric Jackson. If you google his name with pottery, and Austin, TX, you will pull up a web site with his pictures of the shino pottery he makes. They are very beautiful. I only hope to make shino as lovely as his one day.