Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hamada Shoji noborigama

 Today I had the gratifying experience of loading my ceramics into Hamada Shoji's noborigama.
Hamada's last firing of this kiln was 40 years ago.
While admiring the other local potter members going about loading their own works for this project I considered the history, the kiln's long dormancy since Hamada's passing, and the momentum of the rebuilding since the destruction by the massive earthquake.
I watched how relaxed his grandson Tomoo was going about doing his own works, challenging himself while in charge of such a grand event. A great pleasure indeed.
Today I enjoyed myself witnessing a wonderful thing happen, and had a good time in it.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015



Kilauea<> Jimie's home was 10 minutes from the volcano crater rim.
Late nights..billions of stars..sounds of fire fury..nobody but us..

new land. rainbow lava.

happy-magic Hawaiin Tea

Nice times with our friend Jimie Ramos, ceramic artist in Hawaii.