Tiny Wood & Soda Fired Thistle Sipper


A vessel from my tiniest series of pots to-date. It turns out that tiny pots are just as difficult to make - if not moreso - than pots 4x their size due to the precision involved!

This form in particular could be used as a little sipper for whiskey or tea, if you are so inclined - or keep is as a bud vase or sculptural object.

Approx 2.5"W x 2.8"H.

This vessel has no exterior glaze: all the coloration you see was created purely by wood & soda ash interacting with the clay body during the course of a wood & soda firing.

It was wood & soda fired in the ChickenCat catenary arch kiln at East Creek in Willamina, Oregon. This kiln days about 3-4 days for both loading & firing, a few more days to cool and then one additional day to unload & clean (clean up includes grinding glaze/glass off the many shelves with an angle grinder, grinding and vaccuming out the kiln floor, etc.)