Chawan: A Quick-Start Guide

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in pottery, research | 4 Comments
Chawan: A Quick-Start Guide

Chawan: An Introduction I’ve been making various chawan in the workshop this week. I like these forms because the potter and user develop a close relationship with them. Chawan are an intimate kind of pot: a lot of thought is given to how they feel to the hand, how they balance, and how they’re met […]

Pots in Progress: New Yunomi

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in pottery | No Comments
Pots in Progress: New Yunomi

New Pots: Yunomi Yunomi are one of my favourite forms! They’re a kind of Japanese drinking vessel with a high foot, meant for holding in the hand. These pots will go into my second gas reduction firing, moving forward with the results of my first reduction firing. There were many things I like about this […]

New Firing: New Pots

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in pottery | One Comment
New Firing: New Pots

I’ve recently been making new pots in anticipation of taking part in a new exhibition at the Leach Pottery. After several months of material tests, I’d decided on the clay body I was going to work with and some of the forms I wanted to make. In terms of the type of firing, I was […]

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