AdamMY wrote:While still mostly Japanese based teaware, I have started to drift from the imperfect forms of Hagi, etc, and drifted more into the perfect forms as illustrated by those photos.
Do you think your time in the ceramics studio is behind that change in preferences?
Interesting question, and sadly I have no real answer. Some of the time I spent in the studio I tried to do pinchwork pieces, and other pieces that do not have perfect forms. They never seemed anywhere as nice as the hagi pieces I had. I also think hagi ware depends almost as much on the glaze used as the form. Where as when you have a near perfect form it could be glazed in a uniform solid glaze, and you emphasize the perfect form. While Hagi almost needs that crawling glaze to get the full fledge effect.
I will say though I do think I started to drift ever so slowly before I started taking ceramics classes.