Blogging about Matthew Tyas' pottery and explorations in making.
New Pots: Yunomi
Yunomi are one of my favourite forms! They’re a kind of Japanese drinking vessel with a high foot, meant for holding in the hand. These pots will go into my second gas reduction firing, moving forward with the results of my first reduction firing. There were many things I like about this firing, but the colour pigments I used did not come out strongly. Here, I’m using cobalt for decoration having prepared a pigment at two concentrations. Hopefully this will result in a light and dark blue.
The feet are more elevated in this batch of pots. I’ve also introduced more nature motifs and tried new patterns/decoration with the ‘rule of thirds’ in mind.
I’m not entirely sure how the pots will come out of the firing, but I look forward to seeing the results.
Now these pots have been fired, see them here!