Yesterday while browsing through one of my favorite shops, Everyday Needs, I chanced upon these stunning vessels by New Zealanders Bruce and Estelle Martin of Kamaka Pottery. Internationally recognized and respected, these experts in the ancient art of Japanese pottery make each piece in their traditional Kamaka Anagama kiln. No glazes are used. Instead the distinct markings on each pot result from the unique wood-fired process, in which about 1000 pieces are placed in a large kiln for 9-10 days.
At $885 to $1,288, these lovely vessels are to be filed under “when my ship comes in.” But for now, the beauty of these images alone is enough to add joy to my day.