Monday, October 03, 2005
my Japanese pottery work
After working 2 years in Europe,
I returned to Japan in April 1999.
Right after that, I got hooked in pottery making.
Those Japanese traditional pottery is so beautiful.
Very simple design but lots of beauty inside.
And I wanted to try to make them by myself.
I joined 3-day pottery-making camping
in the famous pottery town of Mashiko, Tochigi.
There each person created his/her own work
using pottery's wheel.
All of my works are designed to use for our everyday life.
Not just for special occasions.
So I made it very simple way.
We eat rice, miso-soup, salad, curry-rice and so on
with my bowls and plates at home.
The touching feeling is really nice,
you feel 'earth' with it.
I'd love to join another camping lesson
one day with my child...
Kids can create better than we adults do
as their ideas are so fresh and flexible, I guess.