Small Yixing Rice Wine Jar, Wood Ash Glaze Over Kaolin Slip


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While making pots for my last soda firing, I took inspiration from a 600 year old rice wine jar I was lucky enough to acquire on a trip to Yixing, China in 2003. On the left, in the last photo of this listing is the original, which was plowed up in a farmer’s field near Yixing, a city with a 1000+ year history of pottery making.  My pieces inspired by it are on the right. On some, I used a white clay slip underneath a wood ash glaze, which is how I think the original was done, and on others I used traditional stoneware glazes such as celadon or tenmoku. The original was made on a foot powered potter's wheel, and fired in a wood-fired “Dragon Kiln”.  I tried to get the same feel of the form by making these on my foot powered treadle wheel, although mine were fired with natural gas, and atmospherically glazed with soda.  I was very pleased with the results, and am still in awe of the fact that I have an example of artisanry from 15th century China that I can hold in my hands!
  • Handthrown in Rockdale, Wisconsin
  • Fired to 2350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Soda fired stoneware glaze
  • Lead-free, food safe glaze
  • Safe for dishwasher and microwave.
  • Price Includes UPS or USPS shipping to the Continental USA
    Dimensions (In)
    3" Top Diameter x 7.5" Tall
    Care Guide
    Handthrown in Rockdale, Wisconsin and fired to 2350 degrees Fahrenheit. Fully vitrified soda fired stoneware glaze, but care should be taken when placing vase filled with water on surfaces that could be marred by moisture from condensation. Price Includes UPS or USPS shipping to the Continental USA.