Traditional Karatsu Forms

Here are some traditional Karatsu forms which I scanned from the back of a book on ‘Old’ Karatsu ware. For the Ozara, you may notice that the feet are rather small in diameter. This is because the potters used the light Korean style kickwheels, rather than the heavier hand spun wheels of the Mino/Seto potters, whose work shows larger diameter feet.