Monday, November 18, 2013

Work from the Gustin Anagama Firing


The Gustin anagama was fired October 28th through November 3rd, and unloaded on the 10th. Here are pieces that I had from that firing:

(Tea Bowls)


(Incense Box)


Bud Vase
(Sake Cups)


(Sake Pourer)
(Sake Flasks)


Friday, November 15, 2013

Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show

This wood fired and reduction cooled sake cup, shown below, was 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 Sam Chung selected 70 works from over 400 submissions. This show opens Wednesday, January 8, 2014 and runs through Sunday, February 2, 2014. Workhouse Arts Center is located at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia.

Sake Cup (Guinomi)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

International Ceramics Exhibition

These three wood fired cups were recently juried into the "Cup of Comfort International Ceramics Exhibition", being shown at Halcyon Art Gallery, located in the Swope Museum of Art,
25 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana. This show opens on Saturday, November 2nd, and runs through Saturday, December 21st, 2013. Phone: (812) 645-3535.

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Cup: An Interpreted Object

These three wood fired cups were recently selected by juror Dick Lehman to be exhibited in The Cup: An Interpreted Object. The show, being held at Gallery Local, 211 S. 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana, opens Friday, November 1st, and runs through Sunday, December 1st, 2013. An opening will be held from 6 - 9pm on Friday, Novemberber 1st.

Guinomi (Sake Cup)

Guinomi (Sake Cup)

Yunomi (Green Tea Cup)

Monday, September 30, 2013

6th Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

These three wood fired pieces were recently selected to be exhibited in the 6th Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, being held at Gulf Coast State College, in the Amelia Center Gallery. Juried by Ben Carter, the exhibition opens Friday, October 18th, and runs through Thursday, November 7th, 2013. The address is 5230 West Hwy. 98, Panama City, Florida. Phone (850) 769-3886.

This exhibition can be seen online by clicking: HERE



Friday, September 27, 2013

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show

The three wood fired pieces shown below were recently accepted into the Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, juried by Lorna Meaden, who selected 50 pieces for exhibition from more than 270 submissions. The show runs October 25th through November 24th, 2013. A gala opening is scheduled for Friday, October 25th, from 6 to 10 pm. Starbrick Gallery is located at 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, Ohio. Phone: 740-753-1011.

The full exhibition can be viewed by clicking HERE

Guinomi (Sake Cup)

Guinomi (Sake Cup)

Chawan (Tea Bowl)

Monday, August 26, 2013

CLAY 2013

This wood fired sake cup was recently juried into the national exhibition "Clay 2013", being held at the Firehouse Art Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The opening date for this exhibition, juried by Stuart Aspry, is September 13th, and it runs through October 19th. FAC Gallery is located at 444 South Flood Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma.

The exhibition catalog can be viewed, in PDF format, by clicking HERE

Guinomi with Bidoro

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Artifacts from the Inferno

The two pieces shown below were recently juried into "Artifacts from the Inferno", an exhibition of wood fired ceramics to be showcased at the Baltimore Clayworks. Juried by Jack Troy, this show opens with a reception on Saturday, October 5th, 6 pm - 8 pm, and runs through Saturday, November 9th, 2013. Baltimore Clayworks is located at 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition can be seen online by clicking HERE

Sushi Plate

Tokkuri with Blue Bidoro

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jeff Shapiro Anagama Firing

Below are three guinomi (sake cups) of mine that were fired in Jeff Shapiro's anagama, this past June, for six days to c/10.

Wood fired Sake Cup
Wood fired Sake Cup

Wood fired Sake Cup

Monday, July 22, 2013

Strictly Functional Pottery National

This wood fired sake cup was recently juried into the 21st annual "Strictly Functional Pottery National". Billed as the best in contemporary American functional ceramics, this year's juror was Jim Connell, ceramicist and fine arts professor at Winthrop University. This exhibition will open Saturday, September 14th, and run through Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, September 13th. Contact Market House Crafts Center, East Petersburg, PA, telephone (717) 560-8816, for further information.
The exhibition can be seen online by clicking HERE

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Website

After contemplating a new website for the past year or two, I have finally made the change. My old website is now defunct, and I have a newly designed one at   Please take a look at it and provide me with feedback if there are issues that make it difficult to view and navigate.

Front Page

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists

I have the privilege of being included in a forthcoming book, entitled "Wood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists", which is scheduled for release this coming October, 2013. Authored by Amedeo Salamoni, with a foreward by Jack Troy, it is being published through Schiffer Publishing. Here is a link to additional information regarding the book: Wood-Fired Ceramics

Thursday, May 23, 2013


The three wood fired pieces shown below were selected for exhibition in the international Irish Ceramics Awards exhibition at Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland. This show runs June 2nd through June 30th, 2013.

Guinomi (Sake Cup)

Guinomi (Sake Cup)

Tokkuri (Sake Flask)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Clay National 2013

The wood fired piece shown below, "Bud Vase", was recently selected for exhibition in the Workhouse Art Center's 3rd Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition 2013. Juried by Virginia Scotchie, this exhibition of functional and sculptural ceramics will open on Wednesday, July 31st, and run through Sunday, September 8th. An opening reception will be held Saturday, August 3rd from 6 pm - 9 pm.

There were over 690 entries submitted, and only 56 selected.

The Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA. 22079
(703) 584-2900 tel.

The catalog for this exhibition, in Power Point format, can be viewed by clicking HERE

Bud Vase