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This news page started its life in autumn 2016 when I was required to write a blog during my MA degree course in Ceramics at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, UK. Thus, going back you will find many blogs chronicling my artistic developments along with more personal observations made during those two years. 

Expanding my horizon: looking at Oribe ware

This time I'm looking at traditional Oribe ware in view of how I can fuse/incorporate my surface designs with this traditional ceramic tradition from Japan and give it my own personal interpretation. Historically Oribe ware was first made in Mino area in central Japan in the late 16th century, which about the same time saw the making of Shino. This Shino ware is known for the application of a pale cream glaze applied over a pale buff clay that was very low in iron. This feldspathic glaze itself was a thick and often unevenly applied so that when applied thinly it became more transparent. Shino ware was fired in oxidation. Out of this Shino tradition developed Oribe ware which saw the additio

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