Cliff Glover

"Like many western potters interested in Japanese esthetics and Buddhist philosophy, I read The Unknown Craftsmen by Soetsu Yanagi early on in my career. I was intrigued by his premise that the best works of art emerge from one's humble efforts, not from trying to create something extraordinary. In this spirit I thought that maybe I could turn pottery into a Do — a “path” or “way” -- in which I might practice mindfulness at the same time I make a living producing bowls and whatnot — a goal which, I think, might elude me forever."
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