This highly distinctive Moon Jar is thrown on the wheel using porcelain and raku clay mix to aid the thermal shock during the firing process.
It is decorated using a technic called Naked Raku. The pot is first burnished which polishes the clay to give a soft shine. It is then biscuit fired. A resist slip is applied to the body of the pot and fired in a raku kiln and then sawdust is added. There is polished terra sigillata on the rim and foot ring that is blackened by the burning sawdust.
The whole pot is then polished to give a soft shine.
As it is glazed all over it can be used as a vase. It is 23cm high and is one of a kind.
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