The history of ARITA began in 1616, when the Korean potter, Ri Sanpei, discovered kaolin at Mt. Izumiyama in Arita Area and made porcelain for the first time in Japan. Arita is the oldest porcelain style that currently exists in Japan, and is designated as a Traditional Crafts by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, since 1977.
(Mud)Bucket is a blog about contemporary and indie ceramic art: pottery and sculpture and everything in between. Included are occasional spots about being a student of ceramics and other related technical topics. Occasional posts about non-ceramic, contemporary artists as well.