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‘Oribe’ exhibitions finished!

imageOur exhibitions at ‘Oribe’ in Tokyo and Nagoya have come to an end! A big thank you to all the staff  and to all who came. It’s time for me to get back behind the wheel now, the wood is split and the clay is coming along. Next event is Kyoto Gojozaka pottery festival in August – prepare for the heat!

織部の二人展が終りました!スタッフの方々と来ていただいたお客様、ありがとうございました。これから工房に戻って、秋に向けて頑張ります。つぎのイベントは8月に京都の五条坂陶器まつりです!

 

 

 


‘Oribe’ in Shimokitazawa

Our exhibition in Tokyo started yesterday. It’s not always easy doing a collaboration but the staff here at Oribe have done a great job with the layout, so thank you to them! The exhibition runs until the 12th in Tokyo, and then moves down to Oribe’s other gallery in Nagoya. If you are in the neighbourhood please drop by!

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Exhibition in Tokyo

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imageStarting this weekend Chihiro and I are holding a joint exhibition at ‘Oribe’ , first in Tokyo and then later in the month in Nagoya. We will both be at the gallery for the opening day in Tokyo, and I will be there on the Sunday as well. If you are in the neighbourhood please drop by, they serve good coffee too!


Gallery Ryu exhibition

Gallery Ryu is a beautiful small gallery in Kyoto. An old ‘machiya’, or town house, it used to house a weaving workshop and family. It has now been tastefully restored leaving much of the original character. My exhibitiion there runs from May 11-22.
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Teatime in Taiwan

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Taiwan has a great tea drinking culture, brewed in mini teapots and drunk from mini cups. We took a trip there just now and I managed to  grab this quick vid of tea in a teahouse up in the hills.. Click on the caption above


Takashimaya contd..,

imageThis is a ‘cranes neck’ style vase, fired underneath the side firing stoke holes in my last kiln. The top part was covered by another pot, protecting the neck from the accumulated ash and wood. The colours are varied and beautiful, it has a very elegant feel to it. 


Packing up pots ..

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Busy packing up pots for my exhibition at Takashimaya in Nagoya which begins April 13th. I’m taking close to 200 pots, mostly fresh from the last firing in March.