Pam Duncan on mon 7 feb 00
----- Original Message -----
From: Pam Duncan
To: Russel Fouts
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2000 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Re: 3D Crackle Effect ?
> I also have a piece of pottery with the unusual glaze that you mentioned
> this posting. My husband purchased it as a gift for me a couple of years
> ago at the Asahido Pottery store on teapot row in Kyoto, Japan. We
> discussed this glaze last fall, with no real information about it at that
> time. My husband is not a potter, does not speak Japanese and there for
> no real information about the pot he purchased. In November his aunt was
> visiting us and I asked her to tell me about the pottery from the enclosed
> info sheet that came with the pot.(his aunt is from Kobe, Japan) My piece
> is a one shot sake cup made be Toshio....no other real info. I am
> of scanning the brochure, which is in kanji, and sending it to her and
> asking for more translation. Will let you know what I find out. These
> pieces are truly beautiful, and quite expensive too. Pam in WI
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Russel Fouts
> Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2000 4:21 PM
> Subject: Re: 3D Crackle Effect ?
> > ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> > Jon,
> > >> I'm baffled by this glaze effect and I'm wondering if anyone is
> > with this glaze. Recently I saw a few pots by Mineo Okabe with an
> > astonishing craze pattern at an exhibit here in Manila. (Okabe was the
> > of the master shino potter Tokuro Kato if you remember the story that
> > Yellin sent some time ago). The glaze is a dark gray green celadon,
> > like high fire reduction. The amazing thing is that the pattern of
> > has a distinct crystalline shape, almost like a snowflake that appears
> > have multiple layers, especially where the glaze is thicker, at the
> > of a bowl for example, and each "flake" has rings surrounding it that
> > strong 3D optical illusion. Looks almost as if there are 3 or 4 distinct
> > layers of glaze that have crazed independly. Anyone familiar with this?
> > can't remember seeing or reading anything about this glaze before. <<
> > Beautiful isn't it?
> > I've seen this glaze in blue, gray and green. I think there are a number
> > Japanese potters doing it and have only seen it once here in Belgium.
> > Unfortunately I can't remember who it was. I've put a picture of one
> > 1975 by Shimizu Uichi on the "Clayart Show Window" page on my web site,
> > http://www.mypots.com The pot is owned by Shiseido France.
> > Robert Yellin wrote an article about another potter, Seiko Minegishi who
> > also does does this glaze. You can see it on his site at
> > www.japanesepottery.com. Choose the "Potter Spotlight" tab and choose S.
> > Minegishi from the top of the list.
> > The Japanese describe it as a celedon (seiji). Description for the one
> > is "Moegi kannyu hachi", if that's any clue.
> > I'm also curious as to how this is done.
> > Russel
> > Russel Fouts
> > Mes Potes & Mes Pots
> > Brussels, Belgium
> > Tel: +32 2 223 02 75
> > Mobile: +32 476 55 38 75
> > Http://www.mypots.com
> > http://www.Japan-Net.ne.jp/~iwcat