SHINO GLAZE VASE
A very organic looking vase with a beautiful, rich brick colour shino glaze and an incised exterior design.
Use for fresh or dried flowers or grasses.
Height 5 1/2 inches. Diameter 7 inches
Hand crafted on Vancouver Island by Michael Giles.
Shino has since become one of the more popular glazes in North American pottery studios. Chino glazes are all characterized by the use of soda ash and by a high ratio of alumina to silica. Under certain firing conditions, the soda ash causes carbon to be trapped in the glaze, creating the characteristic grey spots or patches on the glaze surface.