Directory:Goshogawara International Woodfire Festival
|Goshogawara International Woodfire Festival|
The spiral of the festival's emblem represents both pottery clay and Aomori. The obi (broad sash) on the right and left recalls the fire which spouts out of a kiln.
|Headquarters||Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture, [[Country_Name:=Japan|Japan]]|
|Contact||5-79, Chiyozuru, Kanayama Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken, 037-0011|
Since 2002, the Tsugaru Kanayama Pottery in Northern Japan has sponsored an annual ceramic Artist-in-Residence program during the month of July. Twelve ceramic artists and potters from around the world are selected to participate.
The program is focused on the exchange of techniques and ideas about ceramic art and wood fire. By working together and freely sharing information, the sponsors seek to encourage mutual understanding and cooperation among potters throughout the world.
Thanks to Lee Middleman and the Goshogawara International Woodfire Festival for permission to use these photos, spanning several years. For more photos and information, please visit the Festival's website, below.
- Goshogawara Festival website (makigama.org) - An annual woodfire pottery festival and workshop held in Northern Japan; the festival draws participants from around the world.
Goshogawara International Woodfire Festival website created by LunaGraphica Inc. The site features extensive photographs of past festivals, and information in both Japanese and English.