Wednesday, May 21, 2014


When I made this cap jar, I am not sure what I was after; I was playing a compilation cd of various Jarre & Vangelis tunes while throwing jars and this is what happened. Now finished, I can see an amalgam of various influences that I am sure I was not conscious of, or consciously pursuing at that time. All that I see, enters the mental blender and stuff just pours out in various combinations. Glazed in a rich temmoku, the impressed decoration has an ash glaze put over to accentuate the area and help define the pot. The lid has several steps, intentionally cut to create glaze breaks and the foot notched cut to break up the continuity of the lines. It is a simple jar that is a product of so many influences reassembled in a particular way that makes it my pot.
"Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies."  Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw 1818-1885) 

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