The Japanese tea ceremony is an art form in itself and the choice of  ceramic utensils used in serving the tea is given careful consideration including the  aesthetic.

The Japanese potters can have their career trajectory  quickly elevated by gaining awards in some contests and this has led to continual improvisation, experimentation and refinement in the ceramic crafts. The older traditions of their pottery methods are still revered and practised. Contemporary Japanese ceramicists are able to seamlessly merge modern elements of design, techniques and materials with ancient traditions and maintain the unique Japanese aesthetic.So I really want to try to make some ceramics in Japanese style, the rustic look is very attractive to me .