Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Work From the Gustin Anagama

Below are pieces I had in the November anagama firing with Chris Gustin in South Dartmouth, MA.

Inquiries are welcomed:

Sake Cups (Guinomi)


Availible through Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA







Availible through Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA



2013 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR Gallery

Sake Flasks (Tokkuri)



Monday, December 3, 2012

Functional/Dysfunctional: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition

The sake cup shown below was juried into Morean Arts Center’s "Functional/Dysfunctional National Juried Ceramics Competition". Out of over 220 entries, 79 were selected for the show by jurors Kathy King and Steven Young Lee. Morean Arts Center, located at 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL, hosts this exhibition  January 12th - February 24th, 2013. An opening and awards reception will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 5-8pm.

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Monday, November 26, 2012

International Ceramic Cup Show

The sake cup shown below was recently juried into "Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show". Juror Linda Arbuckle selected 70 pieces for exhibition out of over 400 entries. Workhouse Arts Center, part of Lorton Arts Foundation, is hosting this show, which will run January 9th - February 10th, 2013. There will be a reception on January 12th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The address is 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA.

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Opening Night in Boston

The opening for "Shuki: The Intimate Vessels of Sake" had a fantastic turnout. Boston bore no ill effects from the hurricane earlier in the week, so all went according to plan. Here are numerous pictures taken that evening at Vessels Gallery (450 Harrison Avenue)...

A statement for informing the exhibition viewer, and the work of Takahiko Kato and Shiro Otani. (Floral arrangement courtesy of Ikebana International-Boston Chapter).

Available were the Shuki exhibition catalog, as well as Robert Yellin's book on sake vessels.

Hiromi Matsukawa, along with his wife and daughter, who flew in from Japan to attend the opening. This was Hiromi san's debut showing in America. Also pictured is Diane KW (left), Japan's Deputy Consulate General to Boston (behind Hiromi san), Bobbie Tunnard, and Nancy Cushman (right foreground). 

Hiromi san and Japan's Consulate for Cultural Affairs to Boston.

Myself giving a curator's talk. Also present are Chris Gustin (left) and Tim Mitchell (right).

Peter Callas giving a talk on shuki.

Nancy Cushman, co-owner and sake sommelier of o ya resturant (Boston), giving her presentation on sake.

Sushi served with the sake tasting.

Nancy Cushman and Peter Callas, with Peter Grilli, president of the Japan Society of Boston.

Myself with Dr. Cornelius Britt, and his wife Deborah, who flew in from Wyoming to attend the opening. Dr. Britt is contemplating a guinomi by Osamu Inyaoshi.

Bobbie with Kristin Muller (left).

Myself with the Matsukawa family.

Chatting with Elizabeth Kendall.

Here is the work of a few of the exhibiting artists...

 Jeff Shapiro.

Yoshihisa Tsuruta.

Elizabeth Kendall.

Mike Weber.

Ron Hand.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

International Ceramics Biennial

The three pieces shown below were recently selected for exhibition in the "Cups of Comfort International Ceramics Biennial". Juried by Ray Chen, this show will be held in the Swope Art Museum's  Halcyon Gallery, located at 25 South 7th Street, Terra Haute, IN. This exhibition runs from November 2nd through December 4th, 2012. An opening reception will be held on November 2nd, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.




Monday, October 15, 2012

Shuki: The Intimate Vessels of Sake

Here are the six pieces I will have in the Vessels Gallery (Boston, MA) exhibition, "Shuki: The Intimate Vessels of Sake", which opens Friday, November 2nd, and runs through Sunday, December 2nd.

Guinomi with Bidoro

Setoguro Guinomi

Tetsuyu Guinomi

Beni Shino Guinomi

Shino Tokkuri

Tetsuyu Tokkuri

Ceramics Biennial Exhibition

The following piece was chosen to be exhibited in the New Hampshire Institute of Art's "Ceramics Biennial Exhibition".  Juror Jim Lawton selected 50 pieces for this show, which will be on exhibit in the Institute's Amherst Street Gallery. Located at 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH, the show runs November 7th - December 5th, 2012. An opening reception will take place Thursday, November 15th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Guinomi (sake cup)


I recently had these three pieces juried into "Pour", an exhibition focusing on pouring vessels. The show will be on exhibit November 3rd - December 5th, 2012 in Terra Incognito Gallery, which is located at 246 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL. Oak Park is located adjacent to the west side of Chicago.

Katakuchi (sake pourer)

Tokkuri (sake flask)

Tokkuri (sake flask)