Pine tree is used for firing in kiln - Ash of Pine tree on the cup.
Fly ash glaze inside / outside on the cup, which is pink, green, gray on black body.
This cup has very dark and deep black. It gives you good feeling in your hand, hard but soft in feeling, texture is rich.
Color of the body, fly ash gives deep beauty and touch to your heart.
Shinohara used to be a monk, he started make pottery to express his inner world on his pottery.
Please refer our blog for more information about Suzu ware & Shinohara's works. Suzu ware is pottery made Suzu city in Noto peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan. Suzu ware's history is back to 12 century.