Monday, February 7, 2011
More Pots at the Freer Gallery
The slab bottle, labelled as "Shodai Ware", is similar to ones I used to make, although mine were taller and thinner. The angled shoulders were challenging at first but once a pattern was made and corrected then all went well. This one may have been press moulded, rather than slab built, as is often the case in Japan. The maker of the tea bowl was not displayed but it was a lovely bowl.