Fine Art by artist Phil Fishwick - Description: These pieces are all glazed with Shino glazes. This is a glaze developed in Japan and taken in new directions by western potters. It is a glaze that must be fired in a reduction atmosphere (oxygen is cut back during the firing forcing the fire to look for it elsewhere to complete combustion - it finds it in iron - Fe2O3). Shinos love iron and they develop beautiful golds, reds oranges and browns when they find it. The two Slab Wall Plates (OL-20-04 and 05) exploit this affection for iron; I have painted an iron rich slip (liquid clay) in the center of each, covered this with sodium silicate which forms a glass like coating when it dries, and then stretched the clay so it cracks like mud in a wadi during the dry season.

'Rabbit Jar' (OL-20-01) and 'Covered Jar' (OL-20-03 & 06) have incised patterns cut into the clay which are accentuated by the shino glaze. The darker areas on 03 & 06 are dustings of wood ash applied to the glaze.

'Covered Jar' (OL-20-02) and 'Basket Vase' (OL- 20-10) have a different shino glaze. Although still getting their coloring mostly from iron, these pieces have a more lustrous finish. Both of these forms have been manipulated; while still relatively soft the clay has been pushed in and out creating bulging and recessed linear motifs which are then accented by stamped and impressed designs. 'Basket Vase' (OL-20-10) is one of my favorite forms, and I have found myself returning to it over and over during the years. This one is more vertical than most and I plan to play with this aspect of the form more in the future.
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Slab Wall Plate, stoneware (OL_20_05)

Phil Fishwick
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Media: Porcelain
Image Size: 10.5"H x 10.5"W
Framed Size: "h x "w x "d
Weight: 0 lbs
Frame Info: n/a

This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

These pieces are all glazed with Shino glazes. This is a glaze developed in Japan and taken in new directions by western potters. It is a glaze that must be fired in a reduction atmosphere (oxygen is cut back during the firing forcing the fire to look for it elsewhere to complete combustion - it finds it in iron - Fe2O3). Shinos love iron and they develop beautiful golds, reds oranges and browns when they find it. The two Slab Wall Plates (OL-20-04 and 05) exploit this affection for iron; I have painted an iron rich slip (liquid clay) in the center of each, covered this with sodium silicate which forms a glass like coating when it dries, and then stretched the clay so it cracks like mud in a wadi during the dry season.

'Rabbit Jar' (OL-20-01) and 'Covered Jar' (OL-20-03 & 06) have incised patterns cut into the clay which are accentuated by the shino glaze. The darker areas on 03 & 06 are dustings of wood ash applied to the glaze.

'Covered Jar' (OL-20-02) and 'Basket Vase' (OL- 20-10) have a different shino glaze. Although still getting their coloring mostly from iron, these pieces have a more lustrous finish. Both of these forms have been manipulated; while still relatively soft the clay has been pushed in and out creating bulging and recessed linear motifs which are then accented by stamped and impressed designs. 'Basket Vase' (OL-20-10) is one of my favorite forms, and I have found myself returning to it over and over during the years. This one is more vertical than most and I plan to play with this aspect of the form more in the future.

Fine Art by artist Phil Fishwick - Description: These pieces are all glazed with Shino glazes. This is a glaze developed in Japan and taken in new directions by western potters. It is a glaze that must be fired in a reduction atmosphere (oxygen is cut back during the firing forcing the fire to look for it elsewhere to complete combustion - it finds it in iron - Fe2O3). Shinos love iron and they develop beautiful golds, reds oranges and browns when they find it. The two Slab Wall Plates (OL-20-04 and 05) exploit this affection for iron; I have painted an iron rich slip (liquid clay) in the center of each, covered this with sodium silicate which forms a glass like coating when it dries, and then stretched the clay so it cracks like mud in a wadi during the dry season.

'Rabbit Jar' (OL-20-01) and 'Covered Jar' (OL-20-03 & 06) have incised patterns cut into the clay which are accentuated by the shino glaze. The darker areas on 03 & 06 are dustings of wood ash applied to the glaze.

'Covered Jar' (OL-20-02) and 'Basket Vase' (OL- 20-10) have a different shino glaze. Although still getting their coloring mostly from iron, these pieces have a more lustrous finish. Both of these forms have been manipulated; while still relatively soft the clay has been pushed in and out creating bulging and recessed linear motifs which are then accented by stamped and impressed designs. 'Basket Vase' (OL-20-10) is one of my favorite forms, and I have found myself returning to it over and over during the years. This one is more vertical than most and I plan to play with this aspect of the form more in the future.

Media Porcelain
Image Size 10.5"H x 10.5"W
Framed Size / Shipping Size "h x "w x "d
Weight 0 lbs
Frame Type n/a
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