Kamiya Ryuen pots and process

When I first started researching pots, 3 or 4 years ago, before I even had a collection, I happened upon a website showing the process Kamiya Ryuen used to make his pots. I believe the website was “Ryuen.com” although I don’t really remember, as the next time I went back to the site, a week or two later, it was gone. Turns out Ryuen passed away in that time, and the site was removed. I thought all that info was lost to me, until last week, when Joe Morgan-Payler, who writes the excellent Australian “Nichigo” blog and “Bonsai in Japan” photo blog, both of which youll find on my links page, emailed me these photos showing Ryuen’s process of single block carving. This makes for a much more sound pot, more frost resistance, and more resistance to breaking and chipping. Enjoy these photos of what goes into making a masterpiece of unglazed pottery! If you’re interested, I have a few Ryuens for sale on the “For Sale” page. Many thanks to Joe for these awesome photos!

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About japanesepots

I've been collecting Japanese Bonsai pots for a few years, and feel that the famous, and some of the lesser known but great Japanese pot artists could do with a little more writing and exposure in English. Additionally, this blog will feature My own And others bonsai for discussion. The purpose of this blog is to further knowledge of Japanese pottery and Japanese style bonsai. If you have any questions about Japanese bonsai pottery, or would like to acquire pots by some of the potters presented in the blog, feel free to email me at gastrognome@aol.com
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2 Responses to Kamiya Ryuen pots and process

  1. mameandshohinbonsaipots says:

    Wow! Thanks for posting that. Nice photos. Like anyone with a high level of skill in their art, sport or trade… they make it look easy. Great pics of forming the feet. Peter Tea writes about his “thing” for big lips. I think I might have a foot fetish.

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