Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Kiln Construction


With having to conduct remote learning from home, there has been time to begin work on constructing my two wood burning kilns. One will be a small down-draft, and the other will be a tunnel kiln. They will use a common chimney. The kilns are built on a gravel base that is four feet deep, and consists of packed  #1 and #2 stone. Below are some images in this early stage of construction.

Due to the amount of dead weight of the chimney, I poured a concrete base.

Concrete block base with HardieBacker cement board; laying out of chimney.

Lay-out the down-draft floor and walls, and chimney

Showing front of down-draft and it's exit flues in back.

Configuration of exit flues for tunnel kiln.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Yunomi Invitational

Extra, Extra...read all about it!  ClayAKAR's Yunomi Invitational, which is always "online", will happen! The show opens on June 12th at 10:00 AM Central Time. www.clayakar.com  Here are the five wood fired kurinuki cups that I will be sending:







San Angelo National

With most art museums being closed in the United States due to the virus, many are having their exhibitions online. This year is the 23rd Annual National Ceramics Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, located in San Angelo, TX. Held every two years, this is an outstanding juried show, and it is my pleasure to be exhibiting there once again. The show runs April 17th - September 6th, 2020.  The show can be viewed here: http://www.samfa.org   These are my two wood fired kurinuki vessels that are being shown.

Chawan

Guinomi





Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sculpture National

This wood fired piece is being exhibited in “Clay Center Sculpture National”, April 3 – 25, 2020, at The Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70125.

Vertical Hanaire





Tuesday, January 21, 2020

British Sake Association

The link to a very well written article on the British Sake Association's blog regarding the sake vessels exhibition I curated for The Stratford Gallery last November.

https://britishsakeassociation.org/2020/01/20/jewels-from-the-kiln-sake-vessels-as-a-cross-cultural-icon/

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Stratford Gallery Opening

The opening of "The Sake Vessel: Contemporary Interpretations", The Stratford Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on Saturday, November 16th, was a huge success. The sake tasting event and the gallery opening were well attended. Here are some images from the lectures and gallery opening.

Gallery's exhibition title wall.

Howard Clegg, gallery director, welcoming the guests and introducing the speakers.

Myself providing things to consider when looking at a guinomi.

Shirley Booth, president of the British Sake Association, discussing a particular sake prior to tasting.

Myself discussing one of my tokkuri to a potential buyer.

Myself talking with one of the British exhibitors, Sim Taylor.

Howard Clegg and Shirley Booth.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

International Ceramics Exhibition

These two wood fired pieces were recently juried into "2019 International Ceramics Competition", being held at The Center for Contemporary Art, located in Bedminster, NJ. This exhibition had over 400 submissions, with 52 being selected. It opens November 8th and runs through December 21st.

Chawan (awarded 2nd Place)

Black Guinomi