It was fantastic to visit a ceramics competition in Japan and see Roy Minarai of Kawauso Pottery recognized for his work. Roy took second in the glazed category for this year’s pottery competition held at the 2019 Gafu-ten exhibit held in Kyoto, Japan.
Roy entered three pots, a blue glazed mokko, a green oval, and a red square.
Blue glazed mokko
It’s quite an accomplishment for any potter, let alone one who started making pots just a few years ago.
Minarai bio – anyone up for a translation?
The top prize in the glazed category went to Taiwanese potter Eric Sin.
First in the glazed category
Blues with pink highlights
Brown with tiny starbursts and decorated feet
All of the entries in the competition were fun to look at. Here are a few others that stood out.
Glazed, arched, rectangle
Third place in the glazed category
Small pot by Kazuhiro Watanabe of the Ikko Kiln
Congratulations and all the best to Roy – we’re all looking forward to seeing what you produce next!
Coming up, bonsai from the 2019 Gafu-ten exhibit.
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