Flecked and Mottled – New Pottery at OEN Shop by Mushimegane Books
We’ve been enjoying some absolutely beautiful sunshine here over the last few days. Now that I have a small ceramics studio to create pieces of my own, I’ve been spending a lot of time making work and testing glaze samples to see what results I can get. So when this new pottery by Mushimegane Books turned up it really brought home to me the importance of the glazing and how the small details can make a lot of impact.
These works that are handmade by Misa Kumabuchi at her studio in Hyogo Prefecture really have that in abundance. It’s easy to look at her work and know instantly that it belongs to her, she has a distinct style that’s rare to see in the ceramic world. Her glazes are especially wonderful. I love the matte base that she uses and the random textures and colours she’s able to achieve, all adding mystery and wonder to the work. This makes each piece truly individual, but not too brash or attention seeking.
So whilst the sun was out I decided to get my camera out and capture some of the new works from Misa that we received last week, all of which can be seen in the shop in more detail. I’m sure you’ll appreciate the uniqueness of these ceramics. Enjoy.