A thinly-thrown bowl form with its rim cut free, stretched, re-attached. An exploration of spontaneous ‘chance’ effects & of the texture of clay itself.
The glaze is mixed from wood ash, clay, and talc.
Talc - that clay mineral, or, chemically, that hydrated magnesium silicate, you see it dusting the insides of innertubes & rubber gloves, is widely used in claybodies and glazes.
In this particular translucent glassy green glaze, the talc is a source of magnesium oxide, which helps form magnesium silicate crystals as the glaze cools after the firing, lending a pond-scum opacity and a slightly matte, silky, surface.
3.5” x 7” x 6”