Monday, April 23, 2012

TEA - Ceramics Exhibit

The wood fired tea caddy shown below is one of three pieces recently chosen for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition TEA - Ceramics Exhibit. Juried by John Neely, this exhibition runs May 3rd - June 3rd, 2012 at the Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Images of the selected works can be seen here: TEA


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Humbled by Complimentary Words

Anyone serious about studio pottery certainly knows the name and work of Phil Rogers. A British potter, and author of several ceramics books, he exhibits internationally and is highly respected throughout the ceramic arts field. I had the pleasure of participating in an invitational exhibition recently, "Teaware From the Edge" (see January's post), in which Phil was also represented. Perhaps that is how he came upon my work, but, none-the-less, he posted a wonderful comment regarding an image I had previously posted on FB.

Regarding the cup shown below, this is what he wrote: "I think this is wonderful......everything a wood fired pot should be....displays a sense of adventure and controlled freedom."

Thank you, Phil, for such a wonderful compliment. I am truly humbled.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

100 Wood-Fire Cups

This is the image used for the 100 Wood-Fire Cups invitational exhibition (see January's posting below) in Seattle, WA. My cup (sake cup) is on the lower left.