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Japanese Ceramics: Storage jar, Shigaraki ware.

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Abstract

A large storage jar in the characteristic Shigaraki form. Produced with the coil and throw technique, as can be seen on the right side profile of the piece. Typical rough Shigaraki clay with bits of feldspathic rock in it, which fused in the kiln to create the smooth white bits of "glass" in the the surface of the piece. The surface shows a slight gloss, the result of "natural glaze" from the firing, as wood ash from the kiln fire would combine with silica in the clay of the piece to form a silicate compound, a natural glass.

Note

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, to Earlham College, and to the San Francisco Museum of Asian Art.

Administrative Notes

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, to Earlham College, and to the San Francisco Museum of Asian Art.

Copyright
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Publisher
Earlham College
PID
coccc:22880
Extent
887 w. x 1125 h., 150 ppi