Category Archives: Modern Potters

Pot in Process, and, A Correction

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 … Continue reading

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Kintsugi

If you do Bonsai or collect ceramics long enough, sooner or later this is going to happen to you. While photographing a rare, one of a kind Suiban from artist Shigeru Fukuda, a stone fell on the suiban, effectively destroying … Continue reading

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Here There Be Dragons

A 19th century Japanese map, the Jishin-no-ben, depicting an ouroboros dragon which causes earthquakes. While the title of this post comes from a phrase on a few older maps depicting uncharted or dangerous territory, there’s no danger here, although maybe … Continue reading

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From My Collection 17

Here are a few new pots from my collection that I’ve picked up In the last couple months that I thought I’d feature. Enjoy! A third generation Ino Shukuho shallow round in green Oribe. Round and oval Shukuho are rare, … Continue reading

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From My Collection 16: A Few New Bushuan

I’ve added a great many pots in the last several months since I wrote a collection post, but the lions share of them are definitely Bushuan. Made by Shigeru Fukuda, Bushuan pots feature very nice signature glazes and a very … Continue reading

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The 9th Annual Shohachi Ten

I always look forward to the publication of the pictures and results of the annual 現代小鉢作家展(Modern Small Pot Creators Exhibition). Coinciding with Gafu Ten, the largest Shohin Bonsai show in Japan, in January, the exhibition includes 50 potters chosen by … Continue reading

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Heian Shouami(平安昭阿弥)

In contrast to the last article dealing with the highly refined and detailed work of Kutani Ikko, in todays article with deal with the whimsical and playful painted pottery of Heian Shouami. The first generation “Shouami”(昭阿弥), whose given name was … Continue reading

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