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

Shigaraki Pottery: The origins of today’s wood-fired pottery

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Shigaraki pottery generally refers to the wood-fired stoneware pottery made in the Shigaraki area around 45 kilometres south east of the city of Kyoto and is important for being one of the ‘Six Old Kilns’ of Japan. The town of … Continued