Jomon refers to an
ancient style of Japanese pottery
which has a basket-like textured surface. Robert's pieces are
turned on the potter’s wheel,
then, while the clay is still soft, a small rope is rolled across
the pots surface to create this texture.
During the firing, glaze pools in recessed areas, and creates
wonderful variations in color.
Jomon pottery combines
the casualness of loosely thrown and textured pots with the best
qualities of wood firing.
patterns" on the bottom of this vessel,
are a result of “Wads”
used prevent the pot from fusing to the kiln shelf.
The choice of wadding,
their shape and the amount used,
are important aesthetic considerations for the potter.
The pattern created from flames engulfing the wads,
are sometimes referred to as
Korean Celadon is unique in its production of a
wide range of colors,
from pale yellow to golden red and even a transparent green.
Most celadon glazes give a constant gloss glaze with predictable
Robert likes working with Korean Celadon because it offers a more
interesting spectrum of effects