Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pottery at Fukui, Japan

When we traveled to Echizen, Japan in 1978 we went to Fukui and were warmly welcomed by Zeikan Hatekeyama-san and his wife. This is just one of his beautiful pots fired in the kiln shown here. Hatekeyama-san maintained that when pots came out of the firing they were extremely dry so he soaked his in a drain for six months so that they would absorb some moisture and enliven the colours. I am sure that pots do improve as they adjust to atmospheric moisture.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting theory, Bruce. But certainly a lovely pot.