Friday, January 20, 2012


Illustrated is a simple classical form with a wonderfully rich Shigaraki surface with numerous white ishihaze specks showing through the cascading ash on the front of the pot. This large tsubo was made by internationally recognized Shigaraki potter, Otani Shiro (b. 1936). His work is well known in the West, partially through his friendship with Rob Barnard, wood fire potter and writer. A nice article by Barnard, on Otani Shiro can be seen here;