Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Stratford Gallery Opening

The opening of "The Sake Vessel: Contemporary Interpretations", The Stratford Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on Saturday, November 16th, was a huge success. The sake tasting event and the gallery opening were well attended. Here are some images from the lectures and gallery opening.

Gallery's exhibition title wall.

Howard Clegg, gallery director, welcoming the guests and introducing the speakers.

Myself providing things to consider when looking at a guinomi.

Shirley Booth, president of the British Sake Association, discussing a particular sake prior to tasting.

Myself discussing one of my tokkuri to a potential buyer.

Myself talking with one of the British exhibitors, Sim Taylor.

Howard Clegg and Shirley Booth.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

International Ceramics Exhibition

These two wood fired pieces were recently juried into "2019 International Ceramics Competition", being held at The Center for Contemporary Art, located in Bedminster, NJ. This exhibition had over 400 submissions, with 52 being selected. It opens November 8th and runs through December 21st.

Chawan (awarded 2nd Place)

Black Guinomi

Monday, September 30, 2019

Cup: The Intimate Object XV

These five wood fired guinomi are being exhibited in "Cup: The Intimate Object XV", being held at Charlie Cummings Gallery, 2040 NW 6th Street, Gainsville, FL. The exhibition opens on October 5th and runs through October 31st. There will be an opening reception on Friday evening, October 4th, from 6:00 - 9:00. The show will go online Saturday, October 5th, starting at 12 noon. www.charliecummingsgallery.com

June Anagama Firing

This past June's firing of Chris Gustin's anagama resulted in some very wonderful pieces. It was an excellent firing for everyone involved. Here are a few of my works from the firing:










Thursday, April 4, 2019

NYC Exhibition

I will be exhibiting in a group show, April 25 - May 26th, 2019, entitled "Rough Stuff: A Celebration of Wild Surface". This exhibition will be at Cavin-Morris Gallery, located at 210 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 201, New York, NY. These are two wood fired pieces that I will have in this show:

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sushi, Sake, Tea

I have been invited to exhibit in Schaller Gallery's (Saint Joseph, MI) upcoming exhibition "Sushi, Sake, Tea", which opens this coming April. My work will include three small sushi plates paired with chopsticks rests, four sake cups, and one sake flask. These are two of the pieces that will be shown.


Sushi Plate

Monday, February 25, 2019

National Clay Exhibition

I am always pleased when I have the opportunity to exhibit in my native state of North Carolina, especially if it is where I lived for many years of my life, those two being Greenville, and the Robbins/Seagrove vicinity. This wood fired piece will be shown in the "Art of Clay", at the North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC. The exhibition is in conjunction with the North Carolina Pottery Conference, and runs March 3rd - June 15th, 2019. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, and the public is invited to attend.

Ikebana Vase

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Sake Vessels Exhibition in the UK

I am pleased to be curating my third sake vessels exhibition, this one being showcased at The Stratford Gallery in the UK. The exhibition will be titled, "The Sake Vessel: Contemporary Interpretations", and is slated to open mid-November of this year (2019). It will include 35 ceramicists from six countries, and there are plans to publish a full color exhibition catalog.

Here is the list of artists exhibiting:

Joe Bruin
Rob Fornell
Anthony Gaudino
Mitch Iburg
Lucien Koonce
Dick Lehman
Kristin Muller
Tim Rowan
Akira Satake
Jeff Shapiro
Hitomi Shibata
Takuro Shibata
Mike Weber
Eddie Curtis
Margaret Curtis
Lisa Hammond
Akiko Hirai
Phil Rogers
Sim Taylor

David Louveau

New Zealand
Elena Renker
Aaron Scythe

Watanabe Akihiko
Ikeda Asato 
John Dix
Tomoo Hamada 
Shigemasa Higasheda
Osamu Inayoshi
Mami Kato
Hiromi Matsukawa
Ken Matsuzaki
Richard Milgrim
Yoca Muta
Koichi Nishi

Uwe Lollmann