Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:21 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:24 PM
........ this is the same experience I had when I lived in Japan.........
Where were you living?
Immediate Past President; Potters Council
Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art
Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:40 PM
I remember in 2006 when we were living in Manila and needed a break from the hecktic area. We went to Tokyo for a week and enjoyed the food and people and recharged. It was a simple trip with the children (yes we visited Tokyo Disney) where we went to temples and train rides in the hills and enjoyed each other. Simple, but magical.
It is sad to say, but I never practiced pottery while I was there, a missed opportunity.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:27 PM
I want to add on here that a really super connection for Mingei/wabi sabi object d'art can be found at the Glenn Richards Gallery in Seattle.
Also, Tatsuo Tomeoka has shops in Seattle area which sell tea, contemporary crafts and vintage crafts; and an expert on Mingei ceramics. Happy to talk to your group. His online lineup of contemporary makers of chawan is pleasingly gorgeous and inspirational. He is a super chap, and sent me on my way to connect with wonderful areas/people when I went to Japan in 2011 to participate in Mino International Ceramics Festival.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:04 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:00 AM
Thanks for the plug, and the kind words Dinah. I need to take the time to get to that Gallery. I think a session on chewans would be great. Maybe I need to get that setup.
You might want to reach out to Hank Murrow (http://www.murrow.biz/hank/index.htm) who is in Eugene, Oregon. Makes wonderful chawan, yunomi, and other wares with a beautiful shino.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:14 PM
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