Monday, March 26, 2007
The fabulous Kenji Uranishi has started a blog. This amazing potter from Japan but now living in Brisbane makes cool, quirky porcelain ware from the thinnest slabs. I did a workshop with Kenji on a really hot day this last summer. I was very hot and very pregnant and Kenji's cool, quiet way of working with the slabs was just the thing I needed. Slab work is so different from the rhythmic and sometimes frenetic act of throwing. Throwing is such a visceral whole body way of making. I found slabs much more contemplative, focused on the fingers and the mind.