March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
I just wanted to point you in the direction of Euan The Potter‘s blog. He is a potter who has lived in japan for the last 21 years, I think for most of that time in a village called Mashiko. I hadn’t realised the importance of Mashiko as a centre for twentieth century Japanese pottery with its close association with Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.
Mashiko has suffered considerable damage in the recent Japanese earthquake. Euan writes evocatively and movingly about the earthquake and its impact upon him and the community he lives within. Also the Bernard Leach Trust, which has links to Mashiko that date back over a century, has set up an appeal to support the people of Mashiko. You can find all the information about the appeal on A Devonshire Pottery blog.