Shino glazes tend to range in color from milky white to a light orange, sometimes with charcoal grey spotting, known as “carbon trap” which is the trapping of carbon in the glaze during the firing process.  Kathie’s explorations of carbon trapping techniques have resulted in some pieces that are very black, with orange interiors.  She is finding new ways to control the degrees of carbon trapping  for different pieces.

The first Shino glaze was developed in Japan during the Momoyama period (1568-1600), and it has been one of the most popular glazes in America since the 1940s.

Sales of Centerpoint Studios pottery has been suspended until January 2017 because Kathie is caring for young grandchildren.