When Shino glazes cover drawings painted in iron oxide, they appear and disappear under the varying thickness of the glaze, creating a magnetic effect, as seen in the chawan (tea bowl) above and platter to the right. These are known as e-Shino (e means picture).
When the drawings are etched into a layer of iron oxide which is then covered in Shino glaze, the result is a grey field with light drawings. This is known as nezumi (mouse) Shino.
Shino ware is popular today, and the glaze covers tea cups, rice bowls, and a multitude of Japanese tableware. Modern potters using Shino glazes often intentionally exaggerate glaze imperfections to cause glaze skips and holes, which heighten the effect of the red marks, so the overall color looks orange.
We have a limited quantity of Shino ware at our Japanese tableware gallery, Mizuya.