Category Archives: My Personal Collection

The 11th Annual Shohin Pottery Competition (1)

Every year I look forward to Gafu Ten and the results of the big pottery competition and exhibition that is held there each year.  For articles on the previous exhibitions, click the over to the Table of Contents page under … Continue reading

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Wakamatsu Aiso

In today’s article, we take a look at the pottery of Wakamatsu Aiso, a true collector’s potter who is renowned for small containers. Aiso hailed from Kyoto, as did most of the greatest Japanese Bonsai Ceramicists(not Tokoname…..), such as Aiso … Continue reading

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Echizen Hosui 2, or, The Difference Between a Copy, and Homage, and a Forgery

Today we’ll take a second look at the work of Echizen Hosui, and take a look at the subtle difference between a Copy, a Forgery, and an Homage. For our first look at Hosui, you can look back here: Echizen … Continue reading

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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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