Archives for January 2018

Day trip to Bizen ware

Bizen ware was not high on my list of priorities when we were deciding our itinerary.  What came to mind was naked beige clay body with random lines of shiny red/orange scorch marks reminisent of sunburn on a pale Scottish body. However JG was very keen having become excited about the work of Isezaki Jun.…

Hagi part 3 – more pots

I’ve heard three theories about the tall foot with the deep cleft of many Hagi bowls. One is that it was to facilitate tying a stack of bowls for transportation, another is that it allowed people other than the overlords to possess the bowls as they were imperfect (the perfect wares being reserved for the…