Friday, October 11, 2013

In the Potter's Hands

The tea bowl was started with a lump of clay.

And shaped in the potter's hands.


Some trimming and shaping was needed to create the bottom of the bowl.

This is a face of DELIGHT

Just out of the kiln it glowed bright red.

Cooled in a tub of water.


In the potter's hands, the finished tea bowl.

Preparing the matcha tea for the first sip.

Sipping with JOY.

The finished bowl.

The potter is Richard Brandt, a pottery teacher from Portland, Oregon.
It was delightful to just watch his expressions and love as he made this very special tea bowl.
This particular art is Raku ceramics.
The tea bowl is traditional Japanese.

Happy weekend, dear friends!


Jeanie said...

Don't you love to watch artists create? It doesn't matter to me if they are making pottery or drawing or painting or blowing glass... it's just fascinating to see things like a lump of clay become so beautiful!

Laurie said...

It turned out so beautiful. I enjoyed seeing it come full circle from its creation to the first sip, Marilyn.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That is a beautiful bowl. Love the organic shape and color.

Rosemary said...

It must have been a delight to watch this process from start to finish! Beautiful!

GardenOfDaisies said...

How fun to be able to watch the whole process.

Tessa said...

Delightful... To be able to share in the experience, while a loving artist, produces his art.


Jody Lee Collins said...

Marilyn, this was such joy to read. I'm tickled to know another blogger in the Pacific NW. My children live in Vancouver and we visit that neck of the woods often.
We're in Renton, near Seattle. What a small world...:-)

Storybook Woods said...

How cool. I love seeing projects from beginning to end. All the steps, so you can really appreciate it. Clarice

La Tea Dah said...

That was fun to watch! And a beautiful bowl!

Have you ever worked with pottery, Marilyn?