Monday, October 22, 2012

Bizen yaki beer vessel

It had been a while, but then i had the urge to unwrap an old package.

a 1997 acquisition from bizen.
a 6500 yen purchase for this beer drinking vessel of awesomeness.

the ribbed profile shows the slowness of the wheel as well as the deliberateness of the hand.

stories told:
the bursting of the skin tells of the materials used in the clay making process.
 the light ash dusting informs of the firing.

i am not sure but i think this mark is from a piece of straw made laid on the bottom the vessel before firing.

purpose filled.

purpose being fulfilled.

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