Ido bowls….のつもり....

[Me] “Hi, I’m Mike. I’m an Ido Chawan addict.”

[Group]  “Hi Mike.”

So, in indulging my fixation, I had another try at Ido teabowls yesterday. Still not getting it somehow, but am happy with the bowls as bowls. One of the problems was the clay. Too nice, too smooth. It was recycled from some sandy stuff, but in recycling, much of the tooth was lost. I re-added sand, but not enough.

If I hurry, these might make it into the kiln for the Nov. 11 firing. Feldspar glaze, raw glazed and once fired. Who knows, perhaps some good could come of it after all…

僕は、とにかく井戸がすき。何時も諦めかけているが、やはり作ってみてしまう。 今回も何か井戸にとっては足りない。碗としては機能的だが...

今回の問題一つ:土  良すぎて、砂気が足りなくて、削ったら面白くない。再生した土で砂気がなくなり、また足したが結局不十分だった。

急げば今度の窯に入りそう。長石釉、生がけで焼成。