Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Akiko & Yasuko Tang

Akiko Hirai teaching Yasuko Tang on the wheel.

Here is a great photograph that Ben Boswell took whilst visiting Akiko and her Apprentice at there studio.

Ben Boswell has a fantastic archive of images from visits to potteries past and present.
Its well worth a visit to his web site http://www.benboswell.co.uk/photography.php

Monday, 17 February 2014

Akiko's jar

Now I understand why the sylinder is important...

One day I will....

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Yasuko Tang - My first kiln packing

My first kiln packing for biscuit firing.
These are one of Akiko's popular work called " pond". Variety of sizes are used for many way. I have little pond using as a bowl for salt. sometimes for tiny Japanese sweets or food. when it glazed, It look like a beautiful pond. not yet though...

And...came out well!!

Hello! From Yasuko Tang

Hello! I'm Yasuko Tang, adopted by Akiko Hirai from January. I'm learning and enjoying the scheme.  
Akiko is a great mentor.