Minimalist Buddha

We found this Buddha sculpture In Swansea the other day. I didn’t really know what kind of Buddha it was, but something spoke to me to take it home. This minimalist beautiful art figurine depicts a Zen Buddha sitting in meditation. The artist utilises a unique design that suggests meditation, as the heart and mind rise above the loins. Hand-carved from suar wood. The Buddha sits in meditation with no focus on the details of the eyes, nose and mouth. It was designed a detail-less which adds to the magic of the whole. You can place a Buddha wherever it … Continue reading Minimalist Buddha

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Japanese Tanba

Tanba-yaki” pottery originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people’s daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years. Using ash and iron glazes, everyday articles with a rustic tenor are the mainstay of this ware. It is fired in a noborigama take on a very distinctive coloring and surface texture because of the way that the ash from the pine logs used to fire the kiln blows about. The ash mixes with the glaze to produce interesting effects which are accepted and called haikaburi, and gives each piece its own … Continue reading Japanese Tanba

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Chinese Crane

The Legend of the Crane Qīniáng and her father lived in Fugian province, where most of the cranes live. Qīniáng’s father knew the Southern Chinese Martial Arts and taught them to his daughter. One day, while Qīniáng was doing her chores, a crane landed nearby. Qīniáng tried to scare the bird off using a stick and the skills she had learned from her father, but whatever she did, the crane would counter. Qīniáng tried to hit the crane on the head, but the bird moved its head out of the way and blocked the stick with its wings. Qīniáng tried … Continue reading Chinese Crane

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Juzan Gama

We found these Japanese bowls in Antwerp. I thought they were stunning and had never seen anything marked like these. When we returned home from holiday… I just had to look them up. The Juzan Gama Pottery, I believe are a 20th c. modern Japanese porcelain bowls manufactured by 壽山窯 Juzan Family Kiln (Juzan gama). Juzan Kiln, aka Juzan Gama, still operates today and is located in Nagasaki, Japan producing table wares under the name Juzan Toki. Juzan Gama produced wares are called Hasami-yaki. This particular style seen on the outside of the bowl is made by what is called … Continue reading Juzan Gama

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Faience

Boch Frères Keramis pottery from La Louvière Belgium. The is a Fermes Decoration which translates from French to “Green farms.” The green is very warm, subtle shades with scenes of people, sky and windmills. This one is Transfer ware Bowl that dates back to about 1880 and it still retains it’s lustre; no cracks, no chips. Wonderfully kept pieces of pottery don’t you think? They are still for sale if you can find them. We found three in Paris. Mint. Boch Keramis began making pots between 1844 and 1846 created Bayern landscapes and views of the Rhine, genre scenes, decors … Continue reading Faience

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Tanba-Yaki

These old Japanese pottery Sake cups were made by Tanba Ware. It is a Blue Green Brown pottery process where the clay is covered with sand and then fired to a light brown glaze. The original light blue glaze is developed with sand and poured on during the firing process set into the firewood only for a few days. Tanba Ware originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people’s daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years. Its distinguishing feature is its simplicity and absence of decorative flourishes. It consists … Continue reading Tanba-Yaki

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Art Carved

What is the condition that distinguishes us from animal, plant and from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. Every human story is a life written and represented; and from there we exist. There are the experiences where we feel real emotion; just as I know emotion is not a fictional pseudonym. We seek to dream and dream about the things we seek; of a spiritual reality and a destiny greater than the merely mortal. What are those things that are more than merely mortal? The author with a prose; the lecturer … Continue reading Art Carved

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Old Lustre Still

Early possible Société Céramique made some history in Maestrich. Then Petrus Regout came along and made Lustre Soup bowls out of clay, dipped them in glaze and named it pottery in the Goudkust pattern I do believe. Earth tone was his favourite. Possibly an early Alpine pattern. This particular bowl was loved a very long time. Someone’s favourite noodle bowl no doubt. As it appears has gone through many years of good service. It’s the oldest bowl I’ve ever seen. It’s a life that has been very useful. Survived longer than many. Description looks Moroccan. Old Orange rusty and brown. … Continue reading Old Lustre Still

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Why is change so difficult. When there comes a time to change a course or direction. When that moment comes to light that need to transform comes; a wry of cynicism that is so extraordinarily overwhelming; we just know it. But With that reason and by no other reason than the realisation of our own human nature wants to resist; but the true nature within us which is the same in all sentient beings just simply perhaps fear it. Reasons to initiate change manifest in itself. Reason is part of recurring forces so external to the mind that it can … Continue reading

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Breadth Height Space

Do you ever stop and take the time to notice the lives of those who have come between when you look into the depths of a painting; or a book, a flower or a sacred place or something you’ve never seen before… To watch a master lost in a series of the brush strokes; secured, relevant, diligent and with purpose. Perhaps a chance to read the words of the writer who may not be so renown; but that literature is so pensive, engaged, involved and so deep that you can feel the consciousness in their art. Diligent; conscious, a heavenly … Continue reading Breadth Height Space

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