Early in my tea journey I started to collect teapots from Tokoname, Japan. I was so impressed by this functional artwork that it spawned for me two pursuits.
First, I wanted to visit Tokoname and see the studios and kilns of these artists. I was fortunate enough to be able to make this trip a few years ago, and I may write more about it soon.
Second, I was inspired to make my own teapots.