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