Monday, January 7, 2013

Sake Set from Shigaraki, Japan


I just figured I would share a few more images from pots in our collection that we re-discovered a few weeks ago.

This sake set was given to me as a gift (and no, they are not looking for a new home). They were made in Shigaraki, Japan. I have always wanted to go to Shigaraki. I love the roughness of the clay; the woodfire marks, the ash drips... it was what I hoped to create in my own woodfired work.


2 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

those are yummy! Look at that clay color....

alexander solla said...

I am jealous too. I always wanted to throw a clay that would respond to the woodfire... most of my claybodies in UT turned nasty dark brown, or worse. Probably because we were firing with cottonwood or worse.