I have just finished a fantastic autobiography of Shiho Kanzaki called – Voice of Fire, Voice of Earth. It’s only available in ebook format and the $3.00 I spent on it was well worth it. I love this man’s work and his philosophy on life. A true potter who understands that pottery is not just about pots, its about life. As you shape the pots and participate in the process, the process shapes you!
Very few of the older generation potters are computer savvy but Shiho Kanzaki is on Facebook as well!
Just got John Britt’s new book The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cones 4-7. I’ve got a lot of learning to do. Need to brush up on some math and chemistry. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and is looking forward to pushing on into the New Year. 2015 is going to bring great things.
One of my favorite books I’m currently reading is a sort of conversation between master potters Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. Some of the anecdotes had me smiling or outright chuckling.
My Rootbeer glaze test. Needs further testing to see what it will actually do on a cone6 fired body and if it will even still contain the bubbles.
Raven slip on white clay body looks very dynamic and interesting.
Key Lime glaze on raven black clay body.
Azurite on raven black clay body.
Ginger Mist and Caramel Corn glaze on speckled clay body.
Azurite on red clay body.