Sunday, December 2, 2018

Gustin Anagama Firing

These are a few select pieces that I had in November's anagama firing...

Sculpture: Cube Series



Cube Vase

Cube Vase

Sculpture: Fragment Series



Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cassville Anagama

A big "thank you" to Ken Birchell for woodfiring these three guinomi  in his anagama, located in Cassville, WI, this past September.

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


I have been invited to participate in CHAWAN, an international exhibition dedicated to the ceremonial tea bowl. With over thirty five global makers, this exhibition is being held at The Stratford Gallery, loacted in Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom.  The exhibtion is being opened by Dr. Bonnie Kemske, renowned ceramics writer, artist and author of "The Tea Bowl - East & West", which will take place on Saturday November 17th at 3:30pm. The show runs until December 5th, 2018. An exhibition catalog will be published, and the show will also be available for viewing online at

These four wood fired kurinuki chawan are my submissions...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cup: The Intimate Object XIV

These five wood fired kurinuki cups are in "Cup XIV: The Intimate Object", hosted by Charlie Cummings Gallery. There are over 1000 cups by 200 artists from 10 countries. The show runs October 6th - November 2nd, with an opening reception slated for Friday, October 5th from 6pm - 9pm. Located at 2040 NW 6th St., Gainesville, Florida, an online opening begins 12:00 pm EST on Saturday, October 6th. 
Charlie Cummings Gallery

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup



Monday, August 20, 2018

Visions in Clay

This wood fired vase was juried into "Visions in Clay", by juror Beth Ann Gerstein, who is the executive director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art. This exhibition will be held at the L. H. Horton, Jr. Gallery, located in the Delta Center for the Arts, San Joaquin Delta College, in Stockton, CA. Dates for this gallery exhibition are September 04th - 21st, 2018, with an opening reception being held on September 6th from 5 to 7 pm.
The show can be viewed online from August '18 through June '19 by clicking here: Visions in Clay

Tri-footed Vase

Weber Kiln firing

I am always very grateful when Mike Weber (WI) asks me to send a few pieces that I want to have him fire. These two kurinuki tea bowls were fired this summer in his anagama. As usual, Mike worked his fire magic!

Wood fired Chawan

Wood fired Chawan

Friday, August 17, 2018

Ceramics Monthly

I am deeply honored to be one of twenty four selected artists to have a drinking vessel(s) chosen for Ceramic Monthly's September 2018 publication feature: "Drink Up". The wood fired kurinuki sake cup, shown below, can be seen on page 37.


Shapes of Influence

It is an honor to have been selected by juror Simon Levin to exhibit in "Shapes of Influence", a biennial ceramics exhibition being held in the Springfield Art Association's M. G. Nelson Gallery, located in Springfield, IL. This show runs August 3rd through September 1st, and the wood fired kurinuki cup shown below is what I have in this exhibition.

Yunomi w/ Biidoro

Artist Residency

Spending six weeks as a Resident Artist at STARworks Ceramics, in Star, NC, was an exceptional opportunity. I was there from July 05 through August 13th, and benefited tremendously from all that was available to me. The highlight was having numerous discussions with Takuro Shibata, director of all things clay. He is extremely knowledgeable on materials, and he guided me in making trial adjustments to my personal claybody using some of the local regional clay. Being able to work 8-10 hours a day, focusing solely on making work, was priceless. I was able to try some new ideas, as well as using numerous available claybodies. While I didn't fire any work during my stay, I will be able to see the results of my efforts this November when we fire Chris Gustin's kiln.

My work space

Alison Palmer Studio Workshop

I had a wonderful experience teaching my workshop "Kurinuki: Something a Little Different" at Alison Palmer's studio in Kent, CT. This was a two-day affair (Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st), and the participants were very energetic and engaging, all producing excellent work. I appreciate everyone signing up and traveling their distances to attend. Alison and Steve were excellent hosts, and the studio space was perfect.

Making a sake flask

Saturday, June 16, 2018


I have been invited by Chris Gustin to participate in "Crosscurrents: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics", an exhibition he has currated to be showcased in Highfield Hall, located in Falmouth, MA. Dates for this exhibition are June 24th - September 3rd, 2018. This wood fired chawan is the piece I will have in this show...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Yunomi Invitational

Its always a pleasure to be invited to participate in AKAR Gallery's "Yunomi Invitational". This will be their 12th year hosting what is certainly the premier yunomi show in the USA. It opens May 18th, online, at 10:00 am CST. These are the five wood fired kurinuki yunomi I have in this year's exhibition:


Thursday, April 26, 2018

International Tea Bowl Exhibition

It is an honor to have been invited to participate in an international tea bowl exhibition at The Stratford Gallery (UK) in November of this year. There are five others from the USA: Chris Gustin, Mitch Iburg, Akira Satake, Jeff Shapiro, and Jack Troy. What fabulous company to be associated with! 
This is one of the wood fired kurinuki chawan that I will be sending...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tokkuri Invitational

I have been invited to be part of the exhibition "Shibori/Tokkuri: Virtuosity and Chance in Two Art Forms", being shown at The Island Gallery, located in Bainbridge Island, WA. The opening will be Friday, May 4th, 2018. These are two wood fired kurinuki sake flasks that I will be exhibiting...

Mentori Tokkuri

Tri-Footed Tokkuri

Monday, April 2, 2018

Summer Residency

I am thrilled to have been awarded a residency at STARworks for this summer 2018. Not only will I be back in my old stomping grounds…I lived in the Seagrove, NC area for 18 years…but I will have the time and space to work on new ceramic endeavors, utilizing the native NC wild clays that are produced there.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Contemporary Clay

This wood fired vase was recently selected for exhibition in "Contemporary Clay 2018", being held at The Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO. The exhibition runs May 11th - June 23rd, 2018.

Bud Vase


This wood fired sake cup was recently selected for exhibition in "Atmospheric", a show dedicated to both vessel-based and sculptural works fired in atmospheric firing types, i.e. wood, reduction, raku, pit, or salt/soda. It is being held at the Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, and runs May 4th through  the 26th, 2018.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Teabowl Exhibition

It is a pleasure to be exhibiting in "The Teabowl: East and West", being held at Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA. This exhibition showcases an international grouping of tea bowls, and runs March 01 - March 30, 2018. These are the two wood fired kurinuki chawan I have in this show...



Friday, March 2, 2018

Tea Bowl Lecture

Last evening (03-01-2018), Dr. Bonnie Kenske (UK), artist, writer, and author of “The Tea Bowl: East and West”, presented the first of several gallery lectures here in the US at Lacoste Gallery (Concord, MA). I was unable to attend, but did watch it on the live Face Book stream, and what a pleasant surprise to see my chawan flash up on the screen!

Screen shot