This body of work was made during my one year of pottery study with Ken Matsuzaki in Mashiko, Japan. Using my teacher's clays, glazes and firing methods, I learned about the significance and beauty of Oribe ware. Oribe glaze itself is a copper green ash glaze. Its translucent and runny characteristics give it a rich and dynamic complexity. The pieces shown here are a combination of Oribe and Shino glazes, with red iron or white slips underneath the Shino. These were reduction fired for over 30 hours in a gas kiln.