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Fundraising effort for Japanese potters expands

The Mudflat Studio and the Pucker Gallery, both in Boston, Massachusetts, are fundraising for the Mashiko Potters Fund. This much-needed initiative benefits the potters from Mashiko, Japan, who were so affected by the March 11 earthquake. Donations will be used … Continue reading

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Pottery News Round-Up

Every week, I come across intriguing articles about ceramics and pottery, so I decided to collect and post current news each Friday. I’ll give you the headline/link, author (if listed), source, date published, and a brief summary. The featured articles … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal: Japanese potters need your help!

Ken Matsuzaki has put out an urgent appeal for help for the Mishiko Pottery in Japan, which was damaged during the earthquake. “In Mashiko, nearly all the Nobori kilns fell down, and Mashiko’s firing is about to go out” Matsuzaki … Continue reading

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Two New Videos

Folks, I just posted two new demonstration videos…the one below with Shoji Hamada and another (on the right side of the blog) which features of Simon Leach using Shino glaze. Last week, Dan, a fellow partner in crime at the … Continue reading

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Shoji Hamada Video

Shoji Hamada was one of Japan’s Living National Treasures. A ceramic artist of great renown, he greatly influenced the medium worldwide. Born in in Tokyo in 1894, he died in 1978. This is a beautiful video of him in Australia … Continue reading

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