Classic Japanese glaze ranging from gray to white to orange, composed primarily of feldspar. The orange color is achieved with thinner glaze coating when fluxes in the glaze activate iron content in the claybody. In the West, shino glazes often contain spodumene or other source of lithium, and/or nepheline syenite. Many potters seek shinos that break from off-white to orange, often with carbon-trapping effects. Carbon trapping can be accentuated with a brush coat of saturated soda ash solution. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook


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