Inspired by ancient Japanese Tsubo pots, this hand coiled vessel was fired in an anagama kiln over 4 days and 3 nights with a mixture of split pine and beech to around 1200 degrees C. The intrigue of the work is in the surface effects that result from the interplay of the wood ash and mineral inclusions within the clay.
Dimensions: h 38cm x w 40cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Nancy Fuller is Taiwanese by birth and she was raised in Scotland. After training as a printmaker, she discovered wood-fired ceramics when she returned to Taiwan in 2000 to study Chinese Mandarin. She was instantly drawn to the elemental nature and beauty of the wood-firing process and sensed it would sustain her interest for years to come. Her dream to study with a master potter in the mountains of Japan finally came true for her when she was introduced to anagama master Suzuki Shigeji during a month-long residency at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. She embarked on a year-long training with him, in the Shigaraki tradition. During her time there, she gained a very different understanding of ceramics, an understanding so dependent on time and place that it had to be completely adapted when she moved back to Aberdeenshire.