Ceramics Rising?!

I'm not sure if pottery would have spoken to me as an art form if I hadn't lived in Tokyo, where small galleries are ubiquitous. Since I first moved to Tokyo (in 1999), I found myself wandering in and out of these galleries, discovering the endless varieties of wares from different areas of the country, many steeped in traditions that go back hundreds or thousands of years. Studying ikebana certainly deepened my interest in Japanese ceramics, but I think that the main reason pottery speaks to me is that not only is it a beautiful art form, but also one which you can hold in your hands, enjoying the texture of something handmade with clay, and also, something which you can use either on a daily basis or for special occasions.

Please read more in this article: Top of the pots: the smashing rise of ceramics

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