Since the last post I have been entertaining my senpai Akiyama and yet more travelling. A hectic few days of sight seeing around London and the Cotswolds showed some of the best of British culture and countryside. Visiting the British Museum was a highlight, I love walking around all the stuff we stole from the rest of the world, a comment made by Akiyama as well…he said we must have been very busy. Still, looking at the ancient pottery and cultural stuff always gives inspiration.
The first from Taiko Earth was a no brainer as I have very rarely seen such shapes done in the west, an elongated rectangle with angled edges. Rob told me it was one of his earlier works and is a bit wonky, but it is barely noticeable and the dimensions (although I prefer them slightly more narrow) were great. I need to find the perfect tall, thin deciduous tree now to plant in the corner.
Thin walled, shallow and very evenly glazed. No warp and no distortion. It was a steal. It maybe a little difficult to use as the glaze will be close to sand colour, but some creative solution will be achieved.