Bizen Pottery: One of Japan’s Ancient Kilns

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Bizen is one of Japan’s six ancient kilns, where pottery has been produced for over 1000 years. The area in and around Bizen City where the pottery is made is situated in the Imbe area of Okayama Prefecture. Descendents of … Continued

Patrick Sargent wood-firing potter

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Patrick Sargent was the first modern wood-firing potter, inspired by the ancient techniques of Japan and especially those of Shigaraki, that came to my attention. I have to admit that when I first saw his work I wasn’t immediately impressed, … Continued