As packing commences, farewells begin. Look out for wistful posts over next 48 hours!
At the Noborigama firing - it will burn for 3 days with the community taking turns to stoke the kiln.
Artists farewell gathering last night to say goodbye to Jin So and to Xiao Li and Yabe-san who join me in leaving this weekend.
It was busy in the studio today with many interested visitors including two women from Kyoto and Nara respectively. Rie-San (left) taught English and is now retired so we had an excellent chat.