About meI write about Japanese ceramics, Japanese antiques and Japan. I have been making and selling ceramics and antiques full time in Japan since 1994. Read more here
Author Archives: togeii
I am glazing for my next firing. I have 2 glazes I am working with. They are both feldspar glazes but 1 is about 10 years old with a lot of added in glaze. Over the course of ten or … Continue reading
I have started preparing for the second firing of this series. This firing will be feldspar glaze on the same clay body. I will mainly fire the first room and am trying to figure out what to do with the … Continue reading
I have added gold leaf to this bowl, under the leaf is Japanese made lacquer. I like the dreamy quality of it.
I fired this cup a long time ago, maybe 10 years or so. It broke and I decided to do some restoration work where there were missing pieces and use silver as the covering metal. I like the look now … Continue reading
I usually like austere designs. Simple, spare. This bowl doesn’t fit that aesthetic but it is one that I wanted to make. It is an ash glazed bowl with the holes opened for the beads before wood fueled firing. I … Continue reading
I have 2 pieces out of my last firing that I think are exceptional. I have already sold one of them. This is the other. It is a kohiki piece with beautiful crawling in the clear over glaze.
I love the way this tiny vase holds its own. It is about 1 inch, 2.5 cm., tall.
I am in the process of sorting and emptying the kiln to get ready to fire again and to start selling the work from the last firing. Here are some of the pieces out of this firing.
I had the first sale today from the firing I just finished. I took the piece in the photos to an antiques dealer I know to show it to him. I think it is the finest piece out of the … Continue reading
Here are some more pieces out of this firing. The bowl with the glass filled holes have glass beads in it with black lacquer on the inside. The vase is about 1.5 cm. tall.