Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Tougei Kamameishi
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Article about Hamada's student, Murata Gen
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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Seagrove International Ceramics Conference in N. Carolina.
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This was my favorite pot in the Mitsukoshi show. A tenmoku tea bowl. Look at the drip at the foot. It was sold already when I got there (like most pieces were), or I would have bought it.
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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Warren MacKenzie Show, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo fall 2004

You can see larger images by clicking on the photo above. You need to ask me for the password and promise not to bug MacKenzie about making something in the photos for you. That would piss him off. ;^)
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Friday, March 25, 2005

This is the Japanese/English online dictionary I always use. It can Translate, line by line, too.
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Tom Turner Article: Making it as a Potter.
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Tom Turner Article: What is the American Tradition?
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Burning the midnight oil...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Tsukamoto, my gallery.
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Tea Bowls!
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Hamada's 77 Teabowls

76282 浜田庄司七十七☆譜 日本民芸館 函 毛筆署名入     47 20000

If you buy me this book, I will send you a shigaraki tea bowl and yunomi.
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They have actually"seen" a planet outside of our solar system using infrared light.
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Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project For Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Interview with Warren MacKenzie

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Sunday, March 20, 2005

bonsai pots

Bonsai pot shapes
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Japanese pots traditionally use carpenter's measures of Shaku and Tsun.
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Toshiro Mifune Official Website.
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Shapes and measurements for –~Í bonsai pots
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Illustrated "tiny pots." Translated into strange english by Google.
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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Searching using the kanji for chawan and matcha
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Friday, March 18, 2005

Sajiro Tanaka
Yamase Chawan (Yamase Tea Bowl)
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How an average Neanderthal male (left) compare to a human male. Brain size is in cubic centimeters.

Neanderthal /  Human


5'6" / 5'9"


142  / 172 lbs.


1,200-1,700  / 1,300-1,500 cc

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Click on Image for original story: Potter pinched for burning body

FUKUOKA -- An elderly potter who burned the body of a woman in his kiln after his friend forced him at gunpoint to carry out the grisly crime has been arrested, police said.
Potter Koichi Shimoyama, 61, from Kanada, has been accused of abandoning a body.

"I burned the body because my friend threatened me with a gun," officers quoted Shimoyama as saying. "I didn't know whose body it was."

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Dale Cochoy's post to rec.arts.bonsai with long quote on Japanese apprenticeships
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
An Irishman speaks to us about Beauty...
Beauty : The Invisible Embrace by John O'Donohue "EVERY LIFE IS BRAIDED WITH LUMINOUS MOMENTS..."
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The Woman with the Alabaster Jar : Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail
by Margaret Starbird Could have been the inspiration for the Davinci Codes. Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalen?
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Clay Craft List
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Click on srceen shot above for Google search on human creamains glaze. Here is one below: SU STANDING BEAR ^6 OX. (Bill Edwards)
Silica 15.00
EPK Kaolin 20.00
G-200 Potash Feldspar 20.00
Ferro 3134 30.00
Bone Ash (Human) 5.00

I think this is extrodinary: Copyright Milos Stefanek, 1999. "ON VISUALISATION, CONCENTRATION & MEDITATION."

Whatever I remembered from that little Czech booklet on Meditation, I started to practice. I selected a small a dot, a little black speck on the wall and I kept looking at that dot, in a standing position, for hours. Clearing my mind, concentrating on my breathing, thinking of nothing. There was nothing else to do nowhere to go I had the whole day to practice my meditation. I stood there in my cell for hours, concentrating on my breathing, looking at that dot. The only interruptions to my practice were when the meals were served to the prisoners, or when I was called for Gestapo interrogations. As soon as I was back in my cell, I resumed my practice of meditation. The other interruption was when the guards were calling in the corridors "Hof", which was the daily yard walk for a few minutes, then back to the cells and back to my meditation. The other interruption was, when three times a week a Gestapo man came to the prison, to collect me for interrogation." Click on image to read whole essay.

Wood Kiln

Newspaper article about Joe Winter and wood

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Jomon Cooking pot in use at Pueblo Festival. Click on photo for WayBack archive of this Jomon page.
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Shinsaku Hamada Pot at Click on photo to visit site!
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Atsuya Hamada Pot at Click on image to go to site!
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Tomoo Hamada
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