Tag: ceramics

It is harder than it looks

I have posted some photos of the kintsugi projects that I have recently completed and it has gotten a lot of interest. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repair of ceramic objects with gold lacquer. Like anything Japanese, it looks easy, but really it is harder and takes longer than people expect. Unfortunately, you cannot …

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Mending broken pieces

This year I have been practicing my kintsugi, or mending ceramics with gold and lacquer. I had a lot of broken pieces for practice. I bought a kit here, and it came with written instructions with lots of photos.

For a little over $100 I was able to repair 2 bowls that were literally in …

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Anagama kiln firing

We are fortunate to have a generous and creative community of potters in Portland.  In March, a friend of mine, Richard Brandt, has invited us to see the loading, firing, and unloading of an Anagama wood fire kiln of the class he is teaching at Mt. Hood Community College. It is a marvelous opportunity to …

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Pottery Tour of Japan

Japan Pottery/Craft Tour with Seattle Potter Rob Fornell

The tour will depart the US June 27th, 2014 and will return approximately two weeks later on July 9th 2014 for a total of 13 days and 12 nights with the entry port in Japan, yet to be determined, being either Narita Int’l Airport, or Haneda Airport …

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Out of the fire

Last night we had a very special workshop with potter Richard Brandt  firing black raku style teabowls. Richard is a long time Portland ceramic artist who also has studied chado.  He understands the form and functionality of the teabowl because he has used them in the tea ceremony.  His generous …

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