Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Every year on July 20th I take a moment to remember a remarkable potter who though he left behind a rich and diverse body of work, I wonder how much better his pots would be today. I was lucky to have known Furutani Michio and visited his home and studio on a number of occassions always leaving with a great feeling and a nice pot or two. I put together this short slideshow video out of a group of old photos and hope it still gives a sense of the strength and feudal spirit of this simple pot that stands empty with a window in to all things that is the Shigaraki of Furutani-san.