Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2nd Annual National Cup Show

This wood-fired Small Tea Cup was recently juried into the Second Annual National Cup Show.

 Juror Ayumi Horie selected 45 pieces to be exhibited from over two hundred works. The exhibition will be on view at the Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York from Saturday, September 18th through Saturday, October 16th, 2010. An opening reception is slated for Saturday, September 16th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The cups selected for this show can be viewed on-line HERE .

Monday, August 9, 2010


These two pieces will be exhibited in DIRECTions, a national invitational and juried exhibition of functional and sculptural ceramic works made with native clays.

Mentori Yunomi w/ Wari Foot

Mentori Guinomi

Both vessels are made from a stoneware clay dug in the Seagrove, NC area. There were no additives to the clay, other than feldspar chips, to make these pieces; they were wood fired in an anagama kiln to c/12.

The show will be on view from September 10th - October 30th, 2010 in the Frankie G. Weems Gallery, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dix-Duff Anagama and Train Kiln Firing

I was in Brevard, NC during July for a week long loading and firing with Judith Duff and John Dix. John was visiting the United States from his home in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Judith Duff
John Dix

We had a crew of twelve to simultaneously fire Judith's anagama kiln and train kiln. Loading began on the afternoon of the 14th and preheat was over night. The train kiln fired off Friday evening and was reduction cooled. The anagama finished Saturday morning and was fired with apple wood as the primary fuel. Great results were obtained from both kilns. Below are some of the pieces I had come out:

Sake Cup

Tea Bowl

Sake Flask


Sake Cups



Sake Flask