Soft Shino Stoneware Large Rustic Mug




Hand-thrown large mug in rich reduction fired clay speckled with iron black sand from my local beach Whaingaroa (Raglan). They are manually fired to 1300 degrees, and are glazed in my own handmade Shino glaze.

In contrast to the modern shape, these mugs have been glazed in one of the worlds oldest styles of glaze called Shino. This family of glazes comes from Japan and was developed between 1568 and 1600, before making it’s way to America in the 1930’s and 40’s where a few more ingredients were added to make the glaze more similar to the one I’ve used in these vessels. Shino glazes can vary in colour from white to red-orange, and can exhibit some classic features known as crawling where it almost appears as though the glaze has scars.

These mugs are the ultimate in Wabi-Sabi aesthetic. Endless possibilities and no two the exact same, variation can range from the flames in the gas kiln licking the cups in certain ways to change the glaze and clay colour to big freckled iron spots, making each piece as unique as it’s owner.

Size is approximate as each mug has slight variations due to the handmade nature.
10cms height x 9cms diameter.

Volume is approximately 11oz 330mls.

Dishwasher and food safe.

Actual cup received may vary slightly from images, please contact me if you have special requirements.


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