Monday, August 29, 2016

TEA, TREE & RICE

I put together a rather short video slideshow with a peppy, fun soundtrack of a haiyu and nuka glazed, faceted vase by American potter, now residing in Kyoto, Richard Milgrim. I first encounted Milgrim's work all the way back in the mid-80s in Boston and at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA show (1985) of artists influenced by Japanese craft and art. Studying first with Kyoto potter and salt firing proponent, Iwabuchi Shigeya, Milgrim went on to study with Fujiwara Yu, Tahara To-bei and Kato Ko-emon as well as studying the way of tea, chanoyu and founded his own studio in Kyoto, the Richado-gama. This is a rather noble hanaire with a rather vivid landscape that almost any potter, Eastern or Western would be pleased to take credit for. Enjoy the fast paced video.


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