29 October 2010

An Aussie in Japan

I drop into this blog on occaision:

Love his latest posting on making of teabowls:
Quote: "The making of tea bowls is, for me, a quiet and gentle thing. Just as a tree cannot be forced to grow, just as a child must be nurtured, the clay must be allowed to take form. It is my task to stay still and wait for the bowl to find a shape that fits my hand, and to know when to release it. It is about being aware of the changes happening before your eyes and recognising the moment, and it is like holding a child's hand firm enough to guide it, but never too tight."
This was my attempt at a teabowl with matching box.  Wish I had been able to read Euan's words before trying to make it :)

1 comment:

Susan Ryland said...

I love your teabowl and your description of making it.

The bowl just begs to be held and have ones hands run over it!

Is that the natural colour of the clay? It's beautiful.