Yoko Sekino-Bové, Washington, Pennsylvania
Kip O’Krongly, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Myungjin Kim, Torrance, California
Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker, Cincinnati, Ohio
Angelique Tassistro, Asheville, North Carolina
Mike Jabbur, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Douglas Peltzman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aaron Tennessee Benson, Helena, Montana
The news out of Japan seems to grow more heartbreaking by the day, and like many all over the world, we have been trying to determine the best way to help. Over the past 10 days, we have been gathering information on options for helping from a variety of sources and we’ll share what we’ve found today. We are also sharing a harrowing firsthand account of the earthquake from our friend Euan Craig (blogger Euan the Potter), who lives in Mashiko, a historical pottery town hit hard by the earthquake.
I enjoyed solving the problems of making double-walled vessels. The technical challenges made the process of invention fun. Brainstorming several possible ways to create a thermos, and the consequential failures and learning curve kept me actively involved in the process. In the end, though, with the technical problems resolved, I am much more interested in the aesthetic issues and the roles such pots play in our lives.