Thursday, January 18, 2018

TEA

The following wood fired pieces will be shown in "TEA", an exhibition of ceramic vessels used in the many aspects of making, serving, and drinking tea. It is being presented by Schaller Gallery, 210 State Street, Saint Joseph, MI, and will run February 5th - March 3rd, 2018.

Chaire (Tea Caddy)

Kogo (Incense Box)

Yunomi

Yunomi

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

International Cup

This wood fired kurinuki sake cup will be exhibited in "International Cup 2018", being held February 4th - 23rd at the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Street, Missoula, MT.

Guinomi

Monday, November 27, 2017

Anagama Firing


Pre-firing

Post-firing

The October firing of Chris Gustin's anagam went very well, and the unloading revealed exceptional results. Here are some of my pieces from this firing...

Chawan

Chawan

Tea Caddy (Chaire)

Yunomi

Yunomi

Yunomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Tokkuri

Vase

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Spectra

These two pieces will be in "Spectra: A Survey of American Contemporary Wood Fired Ceramics" at Morean Center for Clay. Curated by Seth Charles, this invitational exhibition will run December 5th, 2017 through January 30th, 2018. Exhibiting artists are : Peter Callas, Seth Charles, Linda Christianson, Trevor Dunn, Perry Haas, Stephen Heywood, Mitch Iburg, Bob Kirk, Lucien Koonce, Heidi Kreitchet, George McCauley, Dan Murphy, Ted Neal, Patrick Rademaker, Stephen Robison, Tim Rowan, Akira Satake, Matt Schiemann, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, Lars Voltz, and Tara Wilson.

Vase

Yunomi

Best In Show

This wood fired tea bowl was awarded "Best in Show" in Shino Splendor, District Clay Gallery, Washington, DC, an exhibition dedicated to showing the diversity of Shino glazes.  It will travel to the Japanese Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC, for a short engagement, running October 31st - November 09th. Afterwards it will return to the District Clay Gallery until the show's closing on November 26th, 2017.

Chawan with Hobo Signs

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Honorable Mention

It is an honor to have been awarded an "Honorable Mention" for my chawan in the Workhouse Clay International 2017 exhibition. Given the incredible quality and diversity of work in this show, as well as knowing the extremely high aesthetics bar that juror Chris Gustin sets, I am very humbled. There were only five awards given (Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and two Honorable Mentions), and its such a pleasure to have received one. This is the piece that was awarded, and was the only functional piece of the five...

Shizenyu Chawan


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Artful Ambiance now online

The sake vessels exhibition I curated for Schaller Gallery, "Artful Ambiance: Contemporary Sake Vessels with Character", is now online for viewing and purchasing work. Every piece in this show is excellent!

http://www.schallergallery.com/exhibition/387/Artful-Ambiance-Contemporary-Sak-Vessels-with-Character