I stood at the top of the driveway in the falling snow, stunned by the beauty and by the great task ahead of me.
Yagi Kazuo carrying unfired sculpture to the communal kiln.
The leading figures in this movement were a group of young Kyoto potters who looked not back - to historical models or an ideal of rustic simplicity - but outward across national traditions and boundaries.
Nancy Utterback reminisces about her beginnings in pottery while examining her experience as a self-taught potter.