I happened upon this article yesterday and thought it was worth a share. The article depicts a much featured potter on the blog, and his process in carving pots from a single block of clay.
First up, a correction. Japanese is very different from English. The same Kanji can be pronounced a number of different ways depending on usage and context, and with a name, there is no context. So, on the blog thus far, I have referred to this potter as “Shunka Shozan”, but after seeing the hiragana pronunciation in the article, it is actually “Shunka Seizan”. So, make a note of it.
All told, an interesting look at the process that goes in to making Shunka Seizan pots. And I thought this was kind of cool too, check out the finished product above.
It’s one of my Shunka Seizan pots, featured on the blog in
Thanks for reading! Up next we’ll take a look at a few more Shunka Seizan pots, followed by a much needed update to the “For Sale” and “Chops Database” pages!
i sure would love to get a hold of the tools he was using to get the shape on the pot!
Hi, I’m a big fan of your blog. I first started bonsai about 4 years ago. Not very good though. Two years ago I started making bonsai pots and other functional potter. Pretty good. I have seen you write about Haruyoshi several times. You mentioned that he has a facebook page and blog. I have been unable to locate either. Could you post those or email them to me? I would really appreciate it. I like his bold style. It has been very difficult to learn to make bonsai pots. I have not been able to find many resources or information. This makes your site so valuable to me.
Many thanks, Chantay Poulsen