Mishima is a technique of inlaying slip,
under glaze, or even clay into a contrasting clay body,
the main clay body of the pottery piece.
Creating a mishima piece is pretty simple.
I started by creating the vase shape then carving out the design.
I chose to fill in the carved lines with a sepia tone,
then sanded off the excess material then sponged it clean.
Just for fun I punched the holes with a straw
so that I could add a ribbon to the top of the vase.
and put it in to be fired.
I was surprised when it came out of firing and the colors
seemed to have been lost, it was so muted.
Ha! That is why I call it an experiment!
I'm liking this quote,
“Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love; a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to go search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one's bridges because you're never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end.”