Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
lesson. Pictured sitting is my pottery teacher.
I was told that this temae, tea-making procedure, is called Ryurei
Usucha with Tsutsu-jawan, (standing-bow Thin Tea with tube-shaped
teabowl). There, I hope that I got that right.
This is the new shape of tea bowl I want to learn to make. All the
pottery things, except the tea bowl and the lid rest, that has a name,
were MADE by the lady seated!! She makes beautiful pots!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I had a tea lesson. I am learning to be a guest at the Tea Ceremony.
I think I will stick with just learning to be a guest, because I will
get to eat lots of tasty colorful sweets, and sip tea bowls full of
foamy bright green tea. Actually, that is not the real reason. The
real reason is that the other part looks too hard. The guest role is
one I may be able to master! I did only eat one sweet and drink 3 and
one half sips of tea, so it can't be for that reason either.
The class was wonderful! The bowl that my Teacher is holding is one
she brought to show us. It was beautiful, but I have not tried to
make this shape yet. When I do, there will be pictures!
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and look at my pictures.
Friday, January 22, 2010
bunch of pretty bowls, all glazed and ready to drink tea from. As I
really make tea bowls and show that process, I realize that this blog
is more about the long process of just how pottery is made. Even I am
surprised at just how many pictures contain unfinished tea bowls, and
bowls that are striving to be tea bowls. Thanks for looking at my blog.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
in the meat market, some 25 years ago. I no longer eat meat because
of this experience. To put it mildly. In the meat market there is a
place for all the scraps of meat to go, and then they are so to speak,
recycled into hamburger meat, the last product before the bone barrel,
hopefully. Back to why this reminded me of the meat market, is
because of the clay scraps being reborn into fresh clay that can be