Friday, January 29, 2016


A while back I posted a picture of a sunbeam lit chaire by Furutani Michio and finally got around to finishing the video slideshow and here it is. Though this chaire dates rather early in Furutani's career, you can see a continuity of form and firing from this piece to his last works; as his work progressed, his pots became more and more a blend of tradition and the individual. This particular pot has a very medieval feel to it but if you study the form and the surface it is a classic piece by one of the pioneering giants of wood firing in traditions of Iga and Shigaraki. Enjoy the video slideshow.
"Recollections is the only paradise from which we can not be turned out." Jean Paul Richter