david was first introduced to japanese pots of the kamakuri period (ad 1200-1336) during his training. this is pottery from the six ancient kilns, tokoname and shigaraki being the ones that influenced his work the most. these pots fired in a wood fired kiln had a simple rural beauty about them, often roughly finished or seemingly damaged by the firing process. these pots were organic, distinct by their location, where the clay used was characteristic of the geography. the pieces made were for practical reasons; seed storage, funeral urns, bowls and vases. their simple beauty has been admired ever since and emulated by potters around the world. david is one of these potters.
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