I've been on a roll with these sake pieces... Really, I'm making a special set for a customer, and I want to offer her a number of pieces to choose from. The stoneware cups were glazed with four different standard glazes from our studio and reduction fired to cone 10.
The flask is porcelain, electric fired to cone 10 and then decal fired once again to cone 05. The kanji is an old Japanese poem that nobody I know can translate.
The decal really makes the piece successful. Without it, the eye is drawn to every imperfection in the all white form. But now, it looks complete and the imperfection of the form just says that the piece is hand made.