Thursday, 12 May 2016


Gold mark art has started a series that tells you how to spot a good pot:
Goldmark Guide | How to Spot a Good Pot: Form (Pt. 1)

 Nic Collins

Good pots begin and end with form. Strip away everything else – the decoration and the firing, who its maker was, where, when and how it has been made – and all that remains is a pot’s shape, its silhouette. No amount of glaze wizardry, decoration, or potting kudos can save a bad form.

pic and text taken from aforementioned article

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Japanese exhibition about Korean influence on Japanese pottery

The folk craft movement in Japan owes a great debt to Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), who coined the term “mingei” (“folk crafts”) in 1925. Yanagi pioneered the notion that Japan’s vernacular crafts had their own intrinsic artistic worth, and should be valued, collected and curated. His desire to share an appreciation of these simple objects with the public grew from an admiration for the Korean craft tradition and it became his mission to foster opportunities for the public to rediscover Japanese and other Asian traditional crafts firsthand. Thanks in large part to Yanagi’s efforts, the mingei aesthetic was born, which led to a growing appreciation of folk crafts.

image and text from here where you can continue reading about this all...