Friday, June 17, 2011


This Friday is foot day. Illustrated is a group of kodai from four chawan I have seen somewhat recently. Each one has something very unique to say and a unique way to say it.

#1 Karatsu chawan by Tanaka Sajiro with a very nice chirimen clay texture and off centered foot ring reminiscent of a mikatsuki sickle moon

#2 Shigaraki chawan with excellent and vivid hi-iro by Komori Shoan with resisted areas from the clay pads the foot ring rested on during the fire

#3 Narumi-Oribe chawan by Suzuki Goro, soft and lyrical in appearance though very thoughtful in execution and the simplicity belies the poetry of the foot

#4 Enbu-Shino chawan by Yamada Kazu with exceptional clay color and classically addressed interior of the foot ring

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see the foot rings since I've been working on pinch pots recently.