syodai pottery

I'm now in Kyusyu and visiting more pottery places.
The first was Syodai pottey in Kumamoto. They use terracotta-like clay and put base glaze and then white glaze on top. Their significance in the appearance is this two layers of glazes. It can be double-dipped or lines as decoration. Subtle difference in the temperature and all the happenings in the firing give such different feel to each pots. The pottery studio we visited in a mountain had a few other styles as well as this traditional shodai style. They were beautifully made and attempting but I had to give up getting one as I have a long week ahead!

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