Wild Clay Crystallised 3 Piece Woodfired Sake Set
This is Sake Set is hand thrown on the wheel with iron-rich clay. The forms have been altered with kurinuki style carving and molded with soft curves, then brushed with wild clay from the Hakarimata Rages to provide a unique tactile experience. Glazed with my own handmade glaze on the interior, the surface has millions of microcrystals formed during the firing process.
Wood-fired ceramics are placed in a hand-built brick kiln with a fireplace of sorts at one end. The door where you place them inside is sealed up, and then you begin the firing. Often loading the kiln takes a whole day due to many little processes that need to be done to ensure a successful firing.
The next day usually calls for an early start as you work in shifts to stoke the fire hotter and hotter until it reaches over 1300°C. This usually takes around 10-12 hours.
When the kiln cools down two days later you can break the seal on the door and start the process of unloading and seeing how kind the kiln gods were to you, before cleaning and grinding your pieces.
This set is one of a kind and the wood firing effect has delightful flashes of warmth.
Bottle measures approximately 17.5cms high and holds 290mls
Cups measure approximately 6.5x5cms and hold 80mls