Beauty of Old Pottery ② – Mediæval Vessels 中世古陶 –

It has been almost 18 months since I last posted some images of my favourite Mediæval pots. I would like to post a few images of beautiful wood-fired vessels. (I managed to see some of them in the museums when I was in Japan) All the Mediæval pots were made to use, yet amazingly beauty came with function.
I hope the images would give some potters inspiration for their potting and wood-firing.

I also have changed most of the images on the previous ‘Beauty of Old Pottery ①’ posted on 21/01/2011 too. So it may be worth checking what images I posted there.

Do let me know if you would like to see more images I store in my PC hard-drive. (Gas)

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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5 Responses to Beauty of Old Pottery ② – Mediæval Vessels 中世古陶 –

  1. James Hazlewood says:

    Wonderful images Gas. Thanks for posting them – I would certainly like to see more please.

  2. that is a stunning selection of pots. cheers for sharing.

  3. Lovely. Particularly like the one on the top row in the middle with the orange/red colouring.

  4. rhonda says:

    This type of pot is best – wood fired, quiet ancient beauty.

  5. rjboothe says:

    I love this type of pot most – wood-fired, quiet ancient beauty. As beautiful as mountains, with the added weight of human hands and fire.

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