Let me make the obvious statement…”I use a lot of Shino glaze on my work.” Now, having made the statement I also want to say…”but I don’t necessarily use a lot of different shino glazes, maybe only 4-5 total.
I love shino type glazes because they are so variable and a single shino glaze can show many faces and finishes. Not for everyone, I know, but for me this is what keeps me coming back for more. The three vases shown here are glazed with the same White Shino ∆10 reduction glaze, found here from a previous post.
These three vases show the wide range of color possible from a single shino glaze. The dark orange color is the result of a thin layer of shino sprayed on each vase. The “dot” was then masked off with masking tape and each piece was sprayed again with the thinner application being the vase on the right, the mid-level application being on left and the heaviest applicatin in the middle. Also, notice where the wet shino glaze ran off of the masking tape effectively creating a thicker application below the “dot”, where some crawling has occured. The clay for these vases is a ∆10 buff colored stoneware.
For many, shinos seem a bit unpredictable, and they can be, but with some experimentation the results can be controlled to an acceptable degree.
Have fun with shino, and please post images of your results if test this White Shino recipe.