10# Carbon Trap Shino
Description: This is the shino formula used at Tom Coleman's Experimental Shino Workshops. Be sure to read the directions below.
Mixing Directions: Use a large, metal mixing bowl and first add about 4 cups of hot water to the metal bowl. Wearing a good dust mask, add the dry shino to the hot water while mixing with a metal spoon (or, mixer). Keep adding powder - dry shino until you get it to a medium mud-like consistency. The hot water is helping to melt the soda ash in the shino. Then, add cooler water to bump the shino glaze to a point where you can screen it. Screen once through an 80 mesh screen. Then, continue to add water and mix well to get the shino glaze to a 45 on the hydrometer.
Application Instructions: Stir well and dip for a nice count of 6. Quickly sprinkle Peanut Shells onto the wet shino (and other organic materials- experiment). We also sprinkle crushed Obsidian and Crushed Quartz into the wet shino. Keep notes. Clean the foot with a damp sponge and wad the feet with wadding. (also available on this website).
Firing Instructions: It's optional to place the work into a Sagger. We also lioke to line the sagger with copper wash so it flash onto the shino and creates even more carbon. Cone 10 reduction.