Monday, October 31, 2011
The next pottery we visited in the area along the Japan Sea coast was the Fujina Pottery. With these stacks of wood it was obvious that we had reached the right place. This pottery is mentioned in one of Bernard Leach's books and his influence was still apparent in their work. Somewhere along the way they seemed to have lost Bernard's ability to pull good jug handles - theirs were really not very good but obviously made in the Leach style. It was from this area that I got the idea of making lanterns using mostly found materials.