Have Chawan, Will Travel

I am off to Czech Republic for about two weeks.  I have been invited to run a workshop at ‘ Ceramic Summer in Nebocady 2009 ‘.  I have selected a few chawan from my private collection, including four special ones, i.e. Karatsu, Hagi, Bizen and Mino which will travel with me.

I believe tea bowls will be more appreciated with real maccha (powdered green tea which is just whisked).  ‘ A Beautiful Tea bowl in Use ‘.  That’s what I really would like to show to my audience.  

Japanese Embassy in Prague has been very helpful in finding someone who would support my project.
I look forward to meeting East European potters.  I am not sure if I shall have time to write my blog and upload photos while I am there. I should find out soon.

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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