One of a Kind Friday, Pottery
I love hand thrown pottery. I tried throwing years ago and it, I want to tell you, is not easy!! I kept laughing when the clay threw off the wheel, not to mention how full of wet clay I got. I sat there admiring all the other potters around me at the workshop I was taking, looking at their ease in the whole process. It was decided for me, painting on 2 dimensional surfaces is my thing. Color all the way and paint, lots of juicy, colorful paint. I will paint the form, not build it. But I sure do have respect for those who do.
So, with my love of the ocean, which also transform to my love of blue, turquoise, aqua and so on. I found a potter who makes my dream colorful pottery. Hodakapottery. in my favorite Etsy.com.
Here is Hodaka’s artist statement: “Why pottery? A potter, it sounds good, doesn’t it?
I dreamed of being one for a long time. I was once told not touch clay because it attracts people mysteriously, later days of Picasso, for instance. I have had no formal pottery training except a pottery club during my university days, when I became possessed by the clay.
I love making pottery, especially functional; I call it “Zakki (a bunch of pots)”. My pots are designed to be simple, easy to handle, and go with any kind of foods for you to use everyday. Japanese use many different kinds of dishes, colors and shapes, to decorate a meal and a table. Next time you cook or serve a meal, please imagine which dish sets off (cheers up) your meal.”
Now that is my type of artist!
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