Monthly Archives: September 2009

Wood-firing (kamataki) with Svend

One of my potter friends, Svend Bayer is regarded as the best wood-fire potter in the U.K. and his fame is worldwide.  I went to help at his latest 4-day firing in Devon last week.  It was a great pleasure to work with him … Continue reading

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Zen – Great Hermit

The above words, taken from ancient Chinese literature could be translated as;  A great hermit hides at the Court or at the market, while an inferior hermit hides in the mountains or in the fields. It roughly means….. While an inferior Zen master separates himself from the real world, a truely great Zen master lives … Continue reading

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