Here’s my first post of 2011. I thought I’d brighten up my living room with this beautiful vase from Hagi, Japan. It looks like a warm tranquil sunset. Hagi yaki (pottery) originated in Korea and is said to be the second most revered type of tea bowls in Japan after Raku yaki. Hagi yaki is generally noted for it’s soft colours and glazing which is a secret of each kiln. I think the vase is quite unusual as it isn’t glazed and shows off the beauty of the clay. Anyway, I hope you like it and welcome back!
Check out this website ‘Derelict Places - documenting decay’. It has some wonderful images of abandoned buildings from around the world. I particularly liked the Paris Metro.