“The natural melancholic beauty of things imperfect and simple.”
My greatest pleasure in making this work is to use porcelain in ways that give expression to the imperfect beauty and integrity of … material, process and human touch.
“Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional. … Things wabi-sabi are unstudied and inevitable looking. .. unpretentious. .. Their craftsmanship may be impossible to discern.”
-“Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers”, Leonard Koren, Imperfect Publishing, 1994.
I have been told that Japanese Master Potters will, after making perfect pots, add an imperfection to their work so as to reflect the imperfections found in nature.
“In the Japanese tea ceremony, the pottery items used are often rustic and simple-looking, with shapes that are not quite symmetrical, and colors or textures that appear to emphasize an unrefined or simple style. In fact, it is up to the knowledge and observational ability of the participant to notice and discern the hidden signs of a truly excellent design or glaze.”