After buzy slideshows, talks and demonstrations of Japanese pottery at the weekend, I found a chance to enjoy the Czech countryside. Like in Japan, there are mountains and clear streams: I have missed them for so long so I felt quite happy.
Lukas, who accompanied me during the visit, and I found an old village that used to produce pottery. There, we met a lady painter named Olga, who told us where to find clay. We managed to get some of the local clay to make our pots with. We also later fired it in our wood kiln.
I will tell you all about it when I get back to the U.K. and when I have more time for the blog.
(photos by friends at the symposium)