Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I like making these larger yunomi-teabowls as there is something enjoyable in the repetition, throwing and  the challenge in the decoration. The form can easily be manipulated by adjusting the taper/ flare of the bowl and by moving the bisecting ridge in either direction up or down. As for the decoration and surface, the possibilities are nearly endless as I have been making these bowls since about 2000 or so and have yet to run out of ideas. This particular teabowl has an underglaze black decoration that creates a certain sense of movement under one of my Oribe glazes; I feel the decoration compliments the piece but I guess I need you to be the judge of that.
"We judge ourselves by what we are capable of doing, others judge us by what we have done."     Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

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