Shozo Michikawa -Fluency and Animation




No one who meets him can fail to be aware of the animation of Shozo Michikawa, nor the youthfulness of this 60 year old potter from Seto in Japan. He seems to be bursting with energy and enthusiasm for what he makes, as if clay provides food for a constant high. So, does he deserve his nickname ‘Hurry potter’? I think not, for it suggests an emphasis on mere speed, which would not allow for the contemplation and thoughtfulness that is just as important in the development of his work as his energy


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