A teabowl with a thick black temmoku glaze, fired for many days in a wood-fired Anagama kiln.
Where facing the flames, the ash and fluxes deposited on the bowl has created golden runs and a white flash; this has also carried on round the rim. On the inside of the rim, we also see red-brown areas. On the underside, the glaze has gathered and dripped, with one drip going down to the table top (polished smooth, so it won't scratch anything). The bare clay has also acquired an attractive orange flashing.