Friday, September 29, 2006

teabowls


I am glazing today--and tomorrow--and Sunday. But it is hard! I've spent most of the day setting up for glazing! That is hard--setting up outside to spray glaze--but the really hard part is trying to figure out what glaze or glazes to use and how and so on. So I take a few breaks! One of my favorite pastimes is reading posts on the Clayart listserve. Today there has been a little discussion about teabowls--stimulated by looking at the teabowls of Steve Harrison.

One of my most treasured pottery experiences was a trip to Japan with several other potters. Our little group of beginner potters worked for a week in a studio in Mashiko and at the end of our week we could select a few pieces we had made to have glazed, fired and then shipped back home. It took over a year for the work to arrive. I had forgotten what I had made! There is a 'set' of 6 small 'teabowls' and one slightly larger matching bowl (Lee called it my begging bowl.) They are clearly the work of an inexperienced potter--but I really love them!

3 comments:

Lee said...

Those are mighty nice actually. I really like the big one!

I like bowls that are not too controlled, but not sloppy and not intentionally distorted. Your bowls have this freshness.

Lee in Mashiko, Japan

Lee said...

Those are mighty nice actually. I really like the big one!

I like bowls that are not too controlled, but not sloppy and not intentionally distorted. Your bowls have this freshness.

Lee in Mashiko, Japan

Sister Creek Potter said...

Very kind words, Lee. Thanks!