|Tuesday, September 2, 2003|
Astronomical Surface Decorations on Ceramics, Japan part V.
Masakazu Kusakabe describes his pottery and woodfire process using astronomical concepts and terms. Although more poetic than scientific, it is at least an idea of astonomical notions being applied to the surface of the pot.
Some of his tea bowls from the Sympozium Kasselska pec 2003
Excerpts- Thanks, Google Cache:
The background of my pottery
5. For me the kiln is a part of the universe. Inside is the big bang where bright firelight, galaxies, and stars (my pieces) or born.
Ceramics: Art and Perception 2002 summer
Masakazu Kusakabe: To a Tea by Diane Chin Lui
[base "]For me, the kiln is the universe in miniature. Inside is the big bang where bright firelight, galaxies, and stars (my pieces) are born.[per thou] On a wood-fired teabowl, the drips of the glaze resemble a nebula in the dark sky or shooting stars across the dark void of space while spots of glaze create the stars of a far away constellation that sparkle with the energy and spirituality of the maker. Yet wood ash glaze is formed entirely by chance. His insight into and interest in the universe and his visions of other worlds telescope back into the clay and the glaze to express his wonderment and enjoyment of the unknown and untouchable in