BC: The End | Final Reflection
FC: Josh''s | Mixbook | Ceramics | II | Artwork
1: Artist Statement
2: Face Jugs History | African slaves brought the idea with them when they were brought to the Americas and slave potters created face jugs to ward off evil spirits from their homes or the graves of their kin. Face jugs were made as a way of breaking the boredom of pottery throwing and were for entertainment.
4: Sgraffito(Left) and Mishima (Right)
5: Sgraffito has been used in Europe since classical times, and it was common in Italy in the 16th century. In combination with ornamental decoration these techniques formed an alternative to the prevailing painting of walls.
6: All things grow better with love.
7: Abstraction Piece | Nothingness
8: With Anna N. | Collaboration | Piece
9: Bullying and Stereotyping is Wrong
10: Firing | Raku
11: History | jkcnv In the 16th century, the Japanese tea master Sen Rikyu, who was involved with the construction of the Jurakudai, had a tile-maker named Chjir produce hand-moulded tea bowls for use in the wabi style of tea ceremony that was Riky's ideal. The resulting tea bowls made by Chjir were initially referred to as "ima-yaki" ("contemporary ware"), and were also distinguished as Juraku-yaki, from the red clay that they employed, called Juraku clay. Hideyoshi presented Chjir's son, Jokei, with a seal bearing the Chinese character for Raku. Raku then became the name of the family that produced the wares. Both the name and the ceramic style have been passed down through the family (sometimes by adoption) to the present 15th generation (Kichizaemon). The name and the style of ware has become influential in both Japanese culture and literature.