Saturday, February 5, 2011

Etymology or Fish Sauce

We had a question on the origin of the term "fish sauce" as it is used in pottery- a white slip.

Tony Clennell replied:

Every one in Utah (University of Utah)  seemed to eat fish sauce with their fish which
was a 50/50 mixture of ketchup and mayo. 

We used a fish sauce dipping slip in the wood kiln that was, if I remember correctly, 

Fish Sauce:
50 Redart 
50 Kaolin 

(I threw a hand full of nep sy just because!)

Hope this explains fish sauce.


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1 comment:

Crone said...

Thanks...I had just about decided it just "looked" like sauce for fish, which is interesting cause you have to stir it to get it thin enough to spread. I do like it on green ware though.