I describe the mid 80's as my 'Mingei' period. After having returned from living in Japan in 1974 I stopped teaching in 1975 and all income came from my workshop. Our gallery was managed by my wife. Everyone seemed to associate pots of this period as my 'Japanese' period. Certainly this sort of pot paid our bills. It is a stoneware pot, 34 cms h. It is not always easy to attain fluidity in brush strokes. Wheel-thrown, the sides were batted flat when the pot was leather-hard.