|CHINDAI GAMA (鎮台窯)|
Chindai-gama mini flower vase
|This was made at Tanman-gama|
|Right hand mark is Tanba-yaki, the round mark is the MARK for Sugihara Shouji|
|Tanba-yaki Maruhachi (丸八窯 ) Kiln MARK|
I enjoyed a lovely visit to the Tanba Pottery area in Hyogo Prefecture in early March. We visited the Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo with a display of the works of Ogata Shuhei. We also visited Chindai Kiln, Noborigama Kiln and also visited the Chiyoichi store and Gallery.
Here are some of my pieces by Shimizu Chiyoichi with his mark. I had looked high and low for quite a long time to find the origin of this mark. We just happened by the gallery on our visit to Tanba pottery kilns. I was thrilled to not only put the mark with my pieces, but also to meet Mr. Shimizu.