Yanagi Sōetsu’s call to arms tools… That the crafted item be produced by anonymous crafts people; made by hand, and in quantity; inexpensive; used by the masses; functional in daily life; representative of the region in which it was produced.
I have been reading, lately, about writers’ relationships with computers, specifically the idea that the technology used to write (pen versus keyboard, etc.) affects what’s written. Nothing new in that discussion, but I have noticed one thing: that whilst most writers say that their work is different depending upon what it’s written with, and that […]
I have been digging this morning, working on the chicken run. It’s muddy, now we’ve started pulling up the concrete, and the clay sucks at my boots and sticks to all the tools; how very far this is from my memories of digging soakwells in Fremantle! (Incidentally: I have only just learnt that around here […]