Monday, November 7, 2016
I had the opportunity to handle a very fine seiji celadon chawan a short while back and took a number of photos of the piece which I will in turn make a short slideshow video. In the mean time, I thought to post this detail shot to show the exquisite nature of the double refractive celadon which is further accentuated with iron highlights mingled in to the magical fractures of the glaze. For such a simple surface born from a somewhat complex process, seiji glazes create an incredible universe made infinitely better when used on exactly the right form. There is little else one can to say except more to follow at a later date.
"Small is my theme.... yet has the sweep of the universe." Walt Whitman