Meet Toshiko Takaezu: a potter who (like all potters) was not afraid to play with fire. In our oral history interview with her, she reflects on why she became a potter:
…the impact that I got from women potters, the strength that you could feel, the strength that is in the pot, made me feel that I really like this…and to have such an impression that I got from the pottery that the women made and the force that they had with the piece, and they didn’t make to have it in the galleries and the museum, they make because they can use it.
Original, un-gif-ed image:
I saw her do this at Goshen College. Amazing.
More Raku , I really do love firing up the Raku kiln, such varied results , and since I have a small one , if I don’t like it I can refire at will
yoga pose of the day
Art Deco Vase
carved porcelain by Stephanie Young
fresh from the kiln