Ding Dong Ding Dong. 🎄
This Saturday, I will be showcasing a selection of my work, including these bells, at Christmas Makers Market @ruralartsthirsk
Hope you can pop by.
On Triple Hold - L3269N Seto porcelain was made in the village of Seto in Owari Provence a small area around 12 kilometres inland from the port of Nagoya. Legend tell of the original kiln from around 1230 A.D.. The legends are supported by the excavation of early shards from this Seto kiln, in the Chinese style from around that period. Eggshell China originated in China and was introduced to Japan by a potter named Kangemasa Katy Shirozaemon around that period. Around the 1790s period some Seto potters moved to Nagoya where the ‘Nagoya style’ of pottery is founded. This Nagoya hand painted, eggshell China, Cup Saucer and Plate, with Dragons in slip decoration was made during the Late Meiji period (1910s) or shortly thereafter. It is made in the traditional style of Seto and Nagoya pottery dating back to The 1200s. It was brought to Australia by an Australian Navy seaman who was posted to Japan and Korea during the Post WWII, Occupied Japan period. Available for sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $35.00
Yay! I am done with my homework, two slab plates decorated with black slip and sgraffito, inspired by one of my favourite Japanese potters Makoto Kagoshima. Once it’s bisque fired, I will glaze it with clear glaze and hopefully they will turn out beautiful. 🤞🏻😊
Thank you so much for your kind words on yesterday’s post. I’m really touched. Let’s hope my girl’s op will go well. I will keep you posted how things go.
Meanwhile, here is happy news for you. 😃
My first online shop is coming at the end of this month.
All firing done. Photographs taken. Now I’m at the final stage of preparation. I have selected relatively small items for my first shop opening, including “rakugaki” espresso cup as the image shown here. I will ship within UK and selected countries in Europe.
Thank you so much for those who’ve already signed up to my newsletter. If not, you can still do so via my website. Subscribers will receive the first notification of my shop opening date and sneak peek of items. I will email you hopefully soon.
I am very excited about the shop opening actually. Mostly because I have achieved something I have never done. Setting up the website to start with and now the online shop. It may be so easy for some people, but for me (I’m a non-tech person) it was a huge step.
I hope you are excited about it as much as I am??
Underside of “rakugaki” espresso cups with my signature applied over blue slip. (before and after firing)
I’ve been trying different signing methods and I like the sgraffito one for this series as it works well.
Unfortunately sgraffito didn’t seem to work with the other series, so I ended up going back to using a stamp for them.
Is it strange or confusing if I change my signature depending on my work?