Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010!

Happy New Year 2010!

Jean and Lee

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Platter, Nuka and Seiji Nuka.

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2010 Juried Urn Art Competition

in reference to:

"VETERANS OF WAR & PEACE2010 Juried Urn Art Competition"
- Call for Veteran-Centered Cremation Urns, (view on Google Sidewiki)

Nice Photos!

Photos of Mashiko.

in reference to: Pixeltopia's Photostream (view on Google Sidewiki)

The Year Of The Urn

Last year, I focused on matcha jawan. This year, the focus will be on urns. Here is an interesting local site and gallery dedicated to urns.

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in reference to: (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kokubin and Thrown and Altered Squared Bottle

This is a neriage mold made bottle. Made by the retired foreman Fukuyan, who I sat next to during my 3 year apprenticeship. It is an example of using the right tool for the right pot. The slabs, pushed into the mold, help keep the squares of clay together, to form a good bond. The bottle below was thrown as a cylinder and then was paddled and ribbed. Coils were added to the corners to help make them sharp. It was fired in Craig Edward's anagama.
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