I haven't thrown very many vases in several years, but became inspired to make a few this year after seeing images of the works of William Plumptre. Plumptre spent time in Japan with Tatsuzo Shimaoka, whose work I greatly admire. The images of Plumptre's work have stuck in my mind for a while now, and have made their way, so far, to my hands. I hope I can achieve similar effects as he does in their firing, but using my own glaze vocabulary. Thanks to my good friend Ron Philbeck for turning me on to William Plumptre's work. I look forward to the testing that I hope ends up with the pots I see in my mind's eye.
Click here for a nice gallery of Plumptre's work in the Castlegate House Gallery.