debunix wrote:That reminds me a lot of the "Kohiku" Eiichi commission pieces in the earth tones and crackling of the glaze. I'm having a nice midday tea session with my 'Mojave' (Kohiku) cup right now, as it turns out.
What in particular attracts you to this style? The fire effects, the glaze textures, the subtle colors, the texture in your hand? I like all of these things about mine, and your new cup seems to have some of them--the fire effect in particular--amplified.
While I think my favorite will always be the Marshmallow/ frosting pieces of Hagi-yaki, the more and more I have gotten into pottery, the more I have come to appreciate all sorts of different styles, and different techniques. I think what really gets me about this piece, similar with the Kohiku ( which is probably why you called yours Mojave). It honestly looks like someone just made a cup out of mud, and let it dry. This might sound weird having it be a $60 cup, but something about looking at it is very humbling. Just how simple it looks, yet at the same time it really looks impermanent, like if I left it out in the rain it would wash away.