I'd like to express that as I consider your work I feel more than a mere appreciation of your pieces, their craft, diversity, beauty, etc. What I feel more than anything is a true and deep sense of gratitude, gratitude for your creative process/work and the way it has enhanced my own life and the lives of others, my own moments of sitting to pour tea with your pieces, and the constant depth/inspiration your work brings to my personal tea path/exploration.
Mirka's kusamonos are stunning. After a recent rip into the coastal Redwood forests, their tones and shapes remind me of carved Redwood burl and have a rich, wavelike fluidity to their shapes. Very nice!