Sunday, October 3, 2010
Estelle's Round Tsubo
Estelle loved the challenge of making these round tsubo in a way that did not require any trimming or re-shaping of the finished piece. She would pull up a very even and very tall cylinder and then gradually shape the pot from the inside until it was perfectly round, leaving the base of the cylinder as the base of the round pot. The surface colour is what we called a "curtain of green" which is part of the last half hour of firing and is an oxydised thin curtain of glaze covering all that has happened during the other 200 or so hours of firing that has already taken place.