Tanka Fired Erosion Bowl 2


A hand made Erosion Bowl with iron matt glaze interior.  The textured surface is left unglazed and takes on colour and markings during its firing in a charcoal filled saggar box within the wood kiln (also known as tanka firing). The beautiful interior glaze developed fine crystals within its surface as the iron oxide changed form during the firing. The lack of oxygen within the saggars causes this to happen. Sometimes, over time and with use, metallic iron on the glaze surface may re-oxidise and tiny bright rust spots appear. These are perfectly safe and can be wiped away with a cloth, or admired as a sign of the continuation of change in the piece.

The bowl sits slightly asymmetrically, and the pale upper parts are more silvery grey than the photos show.

Stoneware, approx 200ml