Sabi

"The past remains hidden in the clouds of memory." - Matsuo Bashō, Narrow Road to the Interior   The "sabi" in wabi sabi means something different when used alone.  It evokes the quality of age, and the beauty of an aged thing. Also a sense of aloneness, and solitude.  This vase, fired in the Peters Valley anagama with master potter Shiro Otani, perfectly evokes that feeling for me.   Shiro encouraged me to work without glaze, preferring a quiet surface adorned only by the ash glaze of the kiln.  When I created this classic shape, I was interested in a sense of the ancient, so...

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