Monday, October 13, 2014


I put together this slideshow from pictures I had taken some time ago, the bottle/vase is a Persian influenced piece, toruko-ao style by Kato Kenji. The vivid foliate underglaze decoration reminds me of both Persian tiles and illustrated manuscripts of a time long ago. This is a simple pot with a streamlined form created by panels along the surface that were made to decorate. I am always impressed by the attention to detail and all the effort that goes in to each and every pot by Kato Kenji, despite size, form or surface, he tried to create vivid and animated pots every time he sat at the wheel and later when putting brush to clay. I hope that sentiment is better understood through this slideshow.