Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Hey, got my photo in Tokyo Shimbun. Jean's student told her a "quick" translation. I am just titled "An American Potter". The article says something to the effect that the quality of the Toki-ich has declined in the past 10, but the Meese Ceramic Muesum grounds (where I was) is the place to see creative and original work.
Monday, May 16, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wasn't always this quite at the MashikoToki-ichi (pottery fair.) I took it early, before people arrived. Click on the image to see it larger.
Monday, May 09, 2005
The most important aspect about doing my first Toki-ichi festival, are the potters I met. I learned that there is a small scale clay maker very close to my house. His name is Kawada-san. He is a very nice guy and sells mashiko nami and mashiko aka clay for 600yen for 20kg (200yen less than the co-op.) His clay is superior. There are black specks of organic material in it and feels really good. Going to test it and hope the test are appealing so I can start using it.