Friday, September 9, 2011
Two Tea Bowls
Here is another piece of Oribe ware but this time a rather commercial product. It is the same with the Shino bowl. A Japanese art critic and a friend gave us these tea bowls in 1984 with the advice that we should not continue with our natural ash anagama firings but should concentrate on doing Shino and Oribe. As much as we admire these styles we only wished to pursue the old style anagama fired aesthetic. We never understood quite why they wanted us to change our ways - perhaps they thought it would be more modern.