Symy Ong hand-thrown utensil pot, shino
A useful, generously sized utensil pot for keeping kitchen utensils, hand-thrown for us in stoneware by Jynsym Ong, a mile or so from the Objects of Use store. Lined with an iron-rich shino glaze, the unglazed exterior is decorated with shino glaze, added with the hand. Trained at Clay College, Stoke-On-Trent, Ong then undertook an apprenticeship at Mitoh Gama (Kiln) in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture. She often uses a kick wheel to impart a rhythm that is completely dictated by the body to her work. Ong recently set up studio in Oxford, making stoneware pieces which are fired in a gas kiln. 14cm tall, 10cm diameter, approximately.