Symy Ong hand-thrown oil pourer, Shino
A generous pot-bellied oil pourer, with handle, spout and hole for refilling, 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. Holds around 1 pint. Great for infusing oils with chilli, garlic, rosemary and the like. 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.