Saturday, July 9, 2016

June 2016 Anagama Firing

Here is a sampling of my pieces that came out of the anagama firing in June with Chris Gustin and crew...

Chawan

Chawan

Tea Caddy

Yunomi

Yunomi

Yunomi

Yunomi

Sake Flask

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Bud Vase

Bud Vase

Bud Vase


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Visions In Clay

These two wood fired pieces were recently selected for inclusion in "Visions In Clay", being held at L. H. Horton, Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA. from August 25th - September 16th, 2016. There will be a gallery reception on September 1st, from 5:00 - 7:00.

Oni Shino Chawan

Guinomi w/ Biidoro


Thank you Mike!

My friend Mike Weber was kind enough to fire several of my pieces in his wood kiln this past June out in Wisconsin. Below are what I received back. Mike fires his anagama for three days to cone 13, and uses only pine.
If you aren't familiar with Mike's work, you should check out his website at http://www.mikeweberclay.com/

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Yunomi


Monday, July 4, 2016

Firebox Aesthetics

Wood firing gives many varying results. There are many reasons for this, too many to delve into since this isn't the purpose of this post. One of the places in the kiln that yield some interesting results is the firebox. It may not be the aesthetic of the populous, but it has its merits. Perhaps more of an interest with those collectors who see process as being on equal footing with all their other considerations, if looked at with a more opened mind, there is  beauty within the surface to be discovered by the least suspecting viewer. Here are four guinomi that have varying effects as the result of having been in contact with the coals,ash, and heat within the firebox.










Clay National XI

These two wood fired pieces will be included in the Carbondale Clay Center's national juried and invitational exhibition "Clay National XI: Intimacy of Scale". This show runs August 5th - August 26th, 2016, and there will be an opening reception on Friday, August 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The Carbondale Clay Center is located at 135 Main Street, Carbondale, CO.

Comet Guinomi

Oni Shino Tokkuri

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Art of Drinking 2016

The wood fired katakuchi shown below will be exhibited in "Beakers, Cups, and Mugs: The Art of Drinking 2016". This is an juried international ceramics exhibition being held at Blue Dome Gallery, 307 N. Texas Street, Silver City, NM. from July 26th through September 15th, 2016.

Cold Sake Pourer

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Shapes of Influence

This wood fired chawan, or tea bowl, was recently selected for inclusion in the "Shapes of Influence" exhibition, in conjunction with Springfield Art Association, at M. G. Nelson Gallery in Springfield, IL. The exhibition will run from August 5th through September 3rd. There will be a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, August 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.