Representing the international ceramics community involved with Kanayama, John Baymore
and Fred Olsen were both interviewed in (English language) speaking roles in this
hour long 2004 documentary about the work of MATSUMIYA Ryoji and his Kanayama Ceramics
Cooperative located in Goshogawara, Japan. MATSUMIYA-san is hard at work reviving
the pottery making tradition of the region and in keeping the love of wood fired
yakishime clay work alive in modern Japan.
MATSUMIYA Ryoji’s large youhen platters
John looking at work freshly unloaded from the unique Hai Kaburi kiln at Kanayama.
John throwing in the workshop during the 2004 Kanayama International Wood Fire residency
John doing slide lecture for the other artists at the residency program.