The Glaze Library
Nao's current repertoire of glazes. Check back for new developments!
Blue & Red
Make an energetic statement. This satin-matte glaze with fine crackled surface is normally sky blue to dark blue. It develops patches of maroon and red where flame contacts the piece, giving each pot a unique creation story. Glaze is not available for custom orders due to its highly unpredictable nature in firing.
A classic warm white glaze with satin-eggshell texture, pooling in thick droplets where applied thick. An excellent glaze for soft forms and any deciduous composition. Highlight white bark or accentuate a dark winter silhouette.
Mustard & Brown
A rich matte yellow, breaking to brown where applied thin, and on edges. Add some warmth and earthiness to your composition or brighten up your winter bench. One of the few glazes that also works well with conifers.
Moss & Red
A satin dark green which breaks to lighter green on edges and blushes red in flame. The amount and location of red can be controlled creating a textured landscape effect. Without flame, the glaze is a rich dark green (see dark green) . Glaze is not available for custom orders.
An eggshell-textured blue-grey glaze that breaks to tan where thin. It has unique rivulets of white streaks that look like snow falling in summer.
Drippy Dark Blue
A highly variable glaze that can be dark blue, golden brown, or purple depending on firing conditions. Distinct dry patches appear where the flame hits the pot giving it a humble wabi feeling. The results are always interesting and unique.
A classic color to highlight dark green tropical foliage or bright red fruit or berries. Add brightness and variety to your bench or give color interest to your winter display.
A legendary glaze straight from the Kokufu. A subdued satin green perfect for creating a classical display with any deciduous.
Grey-Green Hare's Fur
Steel blue is contrasted by highlights of greenish-tan forming rivulets where thick. Accentuate your pot's form and increase the energy and visual interest of your composition
Rich Tan Cream
A surprising matte glaze that pools dark green and breaks to tan on edges. Excellent for highlighting angular pots and accentuating a dynamic or sinuous trunk or branching.
An earthy green that breaks brown on edges and turns a toasty tan in flame. An excellent choice for a subdued, quiet, deciduous display.
A satin flat teal glaze that displays good color variation when applied thick. This gives a modern, refreshing backdrop for a classic deciduous bonsai.
A satiny-textured, cool steel blue breaks to black where thin and turns a brighter green where thick. Create a calming, contemplative feeling
Break rules and break hearts with this metallic grey satin glaze. Tiny flecks of oily metal speckle the surface giving depth to an otherwise powerful pot.
The best green we have yet to develop. A matte dark green breaks to a lighter green on edges forming interesting variation beyond your typical green glaze. May form patches of red where it contacts flame.
Our first crystalline glaze is constantly evolving but always packed with interest. It features a subtle turquoise blue-green background with spontaneous grey crystals. The crystals are small, so they create a unified textured effect rather than drawing too much attention.
Our unglazed clay formulation is like no other, a custom blend of American clays with unusual depth of color and physical strength. We do not add artificial colorants or surface washes to create our unglazed pot color, relying on the beauty of the natural clays to shine through.