Wednesday, July 27, 2016


If you like Shigaraki pottery and if you like guinomi and if you like sake, how can you not be satiated by this little gem? Like Old English style Slipware is no longer just relegated to the confines of England, this Shigaraki guinomi was made in Niigata by Tsuji Seimei deshi, Kon Chiharu showing off some of the best his firings have to offer. Though thrown, this little pot has the appearance of being hacked out of a block of clay with angles and jagged lines high lighting the surface and breaking clear of the molten ash that covered this piece. I will admit I am not a huge sake drinker preferring western spirits, it would be hard to pass on especially served in a guinomi as appealing as this one.

"There can't be good living where there isn't good drinking."  Benjamin Franklin