Reincarnation of Sake Cup

Kintsugi is one of the most popular restoration methods for broken ceramics in Japan.  It is basically done with raw lacquer and very fine gold powder.  I learnt this skills when I was reading Japanese literature at the Meiji University in Tokyo.  Please visit my webpage to find out a little more about this.

This famous Karatsu gui-nomi (sake cup) is from the Tanakamaru Collection in Hakata, Kyushuu.  You will notice the ‘seikaiha‘ (blue sea waves) pattern on the big repair.  I think it’s rather elegant and I would be delighted to drink good sake out of it and get jolly drunk.

About Gas

Hi, I am a wood-fire potter, living and working in the Japanese tradition in Tring, Hertfordshire (UK). Following mediaeval potter's wisdom, I design and build simple wood-fired kilns called 'anagama' for long period of firing and 'raku-gama' for quick (glazed tea bowl) firing. My anagama firing usually takes 9 - 10 days.
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