Beauty of Old Pottery ① – Mediæval Vessels 中世古陶 –


I have been filing Japanese pottery images on my PC in my spare time. Since my silly old computer packed up and trapped a few thousand images in it, I had to go back to my reference books. Some books are rather heavy to lift and go through pages. I had to start scanning all over again to a new files. Snowy December and rainy January have been a good time for getting on with favourite Mediæval vessels and for forgetting miserable weather outside.
Do not worry about losing them again. I have learnt an expensive lesson and most important images are on the external hard-drive disk now.

Here I am showing some images out of several hundreds I have.

I may show some images of hidden Japanese pottery treasures I worked for their database, from the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) in the near future.


暗く厳しいヨーロッパの冬の時を遣り過ごすには、何か自分の楽しめる余暇を見つける事です。暇は有るけどお金の無い私は、大抵、家の中で好きな陶磁器の写真をファイルする事にしています。今回は平安末期から鎌倉期のいわゆる六古窯の逸品を載せてみました。
近い将来にケンブリッジのフィツウイリアム美術館の保管室で発見した館秘蔵の未公開陶磁器を、このブログで紹介して行きたく考えています。

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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One Response to Beauty of Old Pottery ① – Mediæval Vessels 中世古陶 –

  1. Pingback: Beauty of Old Pottery ② – Mediæval Vessels – | 'Anagama' Blog [ 穴窯ブログ ]

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