10# Carbon Trap Shino
Description: This is the shino formula used at Tom Coleman's Experimental Shino Workshops.
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 40 on the hydrometer.
Application Instructions: Stir well and dip for a nice count of 2. Not too thin, not too thick. Keep careful notes so you'll know when you go to glaze again.
Firing Instructions: Cone 10 reduction. For those of you who attended Tom's workshop, you know how to fire. Best of luck! Call and email us with questions. And, please share the images of the work you get out of the kilns with us.