Sunday, September 24, 2017

 

Jomon Vessel

Low fire clay, Amaco under glazes, matt transparent, shells and rope for texture

 12 x 4"

2003

Jomon means "cord" and pottery made using these markings was found over 10,000 years ago in what we now call Japan. The work is identified by the shells and cord pressed into the clay body for decoration. Of course, I took liberties-Jomon pottery is always red clay and without color glaze. Thank you, Professor Amy Kephardt, for introducing me to this culture and their distinctive and elegant pottery.

For More on Amy Kephardt: http://www.amykephart.com/

 

 For more on Jomon pottery: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/jomo/hd_jomo.htm