Friday, April 25, 2014


I recently had a very pretty seihakuji benisai vase by Morino Kako pass through my hands. The vase has found a new home and the new owner sent me a picture of the pot in use in front of her fireplace. There is always something exceptionally satisfying about seeing pots being used for the everyday, the formal occasion and for varying ceremony, it is the fait acompli for most pottery. In this particular case the evocative, lush green and yellow of the iris amplifies the colors and purpose of the vase and adds a punctuation to the function of the Chinese inspired vase. As a functional potter, a pot in use is a pot complete.
(Photo courtesy of a private collector.)