Saturday, December 14, 2013

Akira Satake: Trimming a Chawan (Japanese ceremonial tea bowl)



This is a great video about Chawan. The best quote: "In Japan we have a name for everything fucked up...so we can charge more." Akira Satake

For more or Akira's work:

http://akirasatake.com/index/#/new-page/ 

4 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Thanks for sharing this John. It explains so much.

Hansa said...

This is great, now I feel my natural inclinations on how to treat clay is more attuned to the creative part of me. Posting both throwing and trimming was real helpful. Let me go make about 25 of these......

from akira's studio said...

John, I know you got it that I was making a (bad) joke there. The Japanese find beauty in serendipity, what happens that we have no control over, such as the effects from the forces of nature. My comment was not meant seriously.

John Britt said...

That was a good joke! People get it...and if they don't they need to get a sense of humor. I think that people know that the Japanese culture is a bit more complex than selling broke stuff!