Gorgeous utilitarian baking dish made by Jody Johnstone in Swanville, Maine.  Fired in her traditional Japanese-style kiln for 8 days, this lidded pot is perfect for personal sized meals.  The interior of this piece is glazed a beautiful celedon, and there is no glaze on the exterior.  The exterior features beautiful flashing produced by wood ash that drifts through the kiln during the firing and melts once the temperature reaches above 2300 degrees. The striations that appear are due to rice straw being wrapped around the wares in the kiln-- rice straw contains silica, which leaves traces of glaze-like shadows.  

jody johnstone personal baker