Monday, March 2, 2015

Friends of Fire

In conjunction with the 2015 NCECA conference in Providence, Rhode Island (March 25th-28th), Gustin Ceramics Gallery is presenting an invitational exhibition of wood fired ceramics: "Friends of Fire".  Included artists are guests from across the USA, as well as those who are crew members  of the wood firings at Gustin's. For additional information regarding the kiln opening and exhibition opening, see the gallery card below. These are a few of the pieces I will include in this exhibition, which runs March 24th - April 27th...

Tea Bowl


Sake Cup


Sake Flask


Sushi Tray


Bud Vase


Friends of Fire

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kurinuki


Potter friends from Seagrove, NC...Bruce Gholdson and Samantha Henneke of Bulldog Pottery...recently asked me to send images of my making process, which is "kurinuki", or the "hollowing out" of the form, for a write-up on their blog. Here is a link to that post: Bulldog Pottery Blog

Monday, January 12, 2015

1st Place Award

It was an honor to have two of my sake cups given awards in "Drink This! Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show", which opened this past Wednesday, January 8th. One award was for first place, and the other was for honorable mention. More special, however,  is that these placements were awarded by the juror, Phil Rogers (UK). I have admired Phil's work for many years, first learning of him through his book on ash glazes when I was in undergraduate school at ECU studying ceramics. For me, he epitomizes the very best of functional studio ceramics. The following is what he wrote, as part of his juror's statement, about Guinomi with Champy Black:

 "The bowl that has attracted first prize is one that I was immediately drawn to. The subtle and gradual changes of colour as one's eyes move across the wood fired surface of the piece, together with the almost tangible softness of the glaze, makes it almost edible. The form is as perfectly orchestrated as it can be, and the shell imprint just adds another dimension. It is, for me at least, the stand-out entry, and, as a wood firer myself, a bowl that I covet unashamedly."  -Phil Rogers

Guinomi with Campy Black   



Thursday, January 1, 2015

All Things Tea

The following two wood fired pieces were recently juried into All Things Tea, an exhibition representing  functional and sculptural items that are made to complement the enjoyment of tea. Studio 550 Gallery, 550 Elm Street, Manchester, NH will be hosting this exhibition, which was juried by Monica Leap.
This show runs January 22nd through March 06th, 2015, with an opening reception being held on Saturday, January 31st, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

Chaire (Tea Caddy)

Yunomi (Green Tea Cup)










Monday, December 8, 2014

Anagama Firing: November 2014

The work below came out of the Gustin anagama firing from November...

Front stack, pre-firing

Front stack, post firing

Tea Caddy (Chaire)

Tea Caddy (Chaire)

Tea Bowl (Chawan)

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Sake Flask (Tokkuri)


Sake Flask (Tokkuri)


Sake Flask (Tokkuri)

Green Tea Cup (Yunomi)

Green Tea Cup (Yunomi)

Green Tea Cup (Yunomi)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show

These three wood fired sake cups were recently selected for exhibition in "Drink This! Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show". This exhibition will showcase ceramic drinking vessels by contemporary artists around the globe. The focus of the exhibit is on the variety of ways artists explore the cup, in functional, sculptural, traditional and non-traditional forms. Juror Phil Rogers selected approximately 62 works from over 400 submissions. This show opens Wednesday,  January 07, 2015 and runs through  Monday, February 02, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 6-8 pm.  Workhouse Arts Center is located at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia.

Oni Shino Guinomi

Guinomi with Champy Black
1st Place Award

Hanten Guinomi
Honorable Mention


Views of the show can be seen by clicking: HERE

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Single Stem

These two wood fired bud vases were recently juried into A Single Stem: The Bud Vase. This exhibition is being held at The Studio Kiln and Gallery, 60 North Section Street, Fairhope, Alabama. The dates are December 5th - December 31st, 2014. An opening reception will be on the 5th from 6 pm - 8pm.
Telephone:  (251) 517-5460.