2 hand 2001-03 Thor Holvila
* Please note that due to running of the glaze, two feets are grinded flat.
width: 247 mm / 9,7”
depth: 160 mm / 6.3”
height: 50 mm / 2.0”
deep inside: 33 mm / 1.3”
Edition: january 2020 ”Trace of the dragon”
Clay: Bone white
Glaze: Thor Blue/green Oribe
Fired: Fully vitrified frost resistant stoneware
Technique: Slab built
"This is my tribute to the legendary japanese potter Heian Tofukuji wich I hold very high as a house god and my foremost inspiration, as many other potters. This is my take on his blue/green oribe glaze, tainted by tar from the firewood, and with a few cobalt streaks. This piece came out of the kiln with a natural patina."
About this edition
THOR EDITIONS is handmade, unique and numbered pots that are released once a month under a dedicated theme.
ABOUT THE EDITION
About the edition "Trace of the Dragon”
"There is two meanings of the name of this edition. One is that it is now two years ago, on the day, since I came back from my studies in Japan with Mr Hidemi "Shuhou" Kataoka in Tokoname, where I among making pots also helped out with sculpturing and restoring a 150 year old wallpiece depicting a monk riding a dragon among the clouds, wich became a symbol for the whole experience for me, and this edition is a homage to. Second is that it is also a comment on what is going on in the world right now, where I see it is as our mission to hunt down and kill the raging dragons that force fear upon us all. Now they are hiding deep in their caves, but can be traced by the brownish snow, left by their fuming breath that stains the entrance to their hiding place. To pin down evil, follow the trace of the dragon."