Monday, April 12, 2010
Listening to ........The Unthanks
This American Life
You could study yunomi for years and the course of the journey would encompass every aspect of the potters art, and many of the quieter, more profiound pleasures to be found in simple acts of eating and drinking.Yunomi made by American potter Steven Colby
A yunomi is simply defined as a ceramic drinking vessel with a turned foot that is taller than it is wide. They are used in Japan for everyday drinking and are often sold in pairs. The pairs are not identical but complimentary with decoration and shape differing slightly, the larger cup being the "husband" and the smaller the "wife". I like the idea of making mismatched pairs, the husbandly/wife part is not so important as a mismatched but compatible to companion to share everyday pleasures with.
Posted by Shannon Garson at 8:13 AM