The tobikanna chisel decoration on the outside of the bowl is really tactile and the beautiful variation in the nigori glaze over it makes it lovely to look at as well as to hold. The interior is a simple kohiki glaze which shows subtle spots and shades from the firing.
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.