That one really moved me, at about 2AM this morning. I've really been bit hard by the pottery bug. I read about and look at pictures of ancient and new tea pottery obsessively. My beginner's eye seems to be better and better at discerning what makes that perfect tension between refinement and roughness in the Japanese pieces that I most love to look at, and wish I could hold. Mostly I must just look.
Can't formulate it - one minute I say, "It's the asymmetry that also balances, like in nature" and then I fall for a perfectly symmetrical piece. Another minute, "It's the craggy, shadowy surfaces" and the next minute I'm falling for soft, smooth depths. The beautiful, gritty, soothing earth colors? But then there's a heartbreakingly great piece with brilliant, glassy greens and blues, or shimmering, hard reds... It's an aesthetic that I've always casually loved but never tried much to understand before.
When I looked at the series of pictures of this one on the site, I thought that the inside curl of white glaze looked moonlt, perfect and simple, and had that feeling.
So I signed up, and we'll see if I'm the first suitor.
And email from Petr as I type! Oh, joy. It's like stalking shy deer, capturing Petr pots.