This plate has everything - the rough pock-marked clay which Naganuma san loves, the unusual shape, the faded nigori glaze from the anagama kiln, and the contrast from the hand-brushed slip glaze! Tactile, visually arresting and interesting, you will want to stroke this every time you walk past it.
Naganuma san is a force of nature. He has the energy to have a
wood-fired noborigama and anagama - and he fires them regularly by
himself. This is a huge amount of work for one person by itself. He also finds and digs his own clay, makes his own glazes and grows his own rice. No wonder he describes himself as "made of fire and earth". Despite all his skill and technical ability, he still refuses to consider himself an artist - just a potter.