A Warm Welcome

It reads “Youkoso Barerii-san” or “Welcome Valerie”.  The little mikan oranges were a nice touch…  There are 3 faculty in Ceramics at Kanazawa College of Art and about 25 or so ceramics students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses


First stop in Japan….a volunteering weekend in Mashiko

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A gallery of images from our first weekend in Japan spent volunteering in Mashiko cleaning bricks, etc. for local potters.  We traveled out by train and stayed at Mashiko-dokei, a great little cafe and inn.