As this is supposed to be a pottery blog and I am not making any new pots I have decided to show some of my collection. Some I may have shown before but that would have been some time ago. These pots are by Sanyo Fujii Sensei and were made in our studio in New Zealand and fired in our anagama. They were not considered good enough to be shown at our joint exhibition in Osaka so were left with us for our enjoyment.
Friends of mine spent the New Year tramping the Routeburn Track in the South Island. The weather was perfect for the trip and I was sent these pictures showing Lake Mackenzie and the valley through which the track passes. What a wonderful part of New Zealand!
For my birthday I was given these two wonderful gifts from my UK potter friends. The bowl is by Lisa Hammond, one of UK's top potters. It is a lovely addition to my collection. The bottle of wine is probably the top local wine which was ordered on line from the UK. It is very special and is no longer available and will probably be the most expensive wine I will ever drink. Fortunately the givers of this gift are coming to stay next month so I will open it then and share it with them.
Hydrangeas do not do very well in this area except for this Oak Leaf Hydrangea. The weeds in my paddock have overtaken the grass as it has been so dry. Amazing how the weeds can survive when everything else dies off.
The Heron Migrates is the story of how a Japanese anagama kiln came to New Zealand. From Estelle and Bruce Martin's diaries from their trips to Japan and the building and firing of the Kamaka anagama. Soft cover with 400 photographs and drawings. 160 pages.
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