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studio, kiln and master work.

updated tue 15 jan 08


Lee on tue 15 jan 08

On Jan 15, 2008 8:38 AM, James and Sherron Bowen
> Not every piece signed LCT was made by Louis Comfort Tiffany either. You can
> bet nothing left Tiffany Studios that embarrassed Mr. Tiffany. Same for
> Emile Galle.

I was an apprentice for over a year before I could stamp work with
my teacher's hanko. I bet apprentices had to go through similar
training, probably cleaning, mopping and carrying, etc, before they
could work on an actual Tiffany or Galle.

I am reading a great book on Japanese aesthetics by Donald
Richie, A Tractate On Japanese Aesthetics. Here is a quote from it:

"This beauty is both the expression and the result of an awareness
that comes from a highly self-conscious regard of nature, as well as
from an accompanying discipline that is one of the reasons the arts
are rarely casual in Japan."

You can read a review of the book here:

Lee in Mashiko, Tochigi Japan

"Tea is nought but this: first you heat the water, then you make the
tea. Then you drink it properly. That is all you need to know."
--Sen No Rikyu
"Let the beauty we love be what we do." - Rumi