Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Kiln Construction

With having to conduct remote learning from home, there has been time to begin work on constructing my two wood burning kilns. One will be a small down-draft, and the other will be a tunnel kiln. They will use a common chimney. The kilns are built on a gravel base that is four feet deep, and consists of packed  #1 and #2 stone. Below are some images in this early stage of construction.

Due to the amount of dead weight of the chimney, I poured a concrete base.

Concrete block base with HardieBacker cement board; laying out of chimney.

Lay-out the down-draft floor and walls, and chimney

Showing front of down-draft and it's exit flues in back.

Configuration of exit flues for tunnel kiln.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Yunomi Invitational

Extra, Extra...read all about it!  ClayAKAR's Yunomi Invitational, which is always "online", will happen! The show opens on June 12th at 10:00 AM Central Time. www.clayakar.com  Here are the five wood fired kurinuki cups that I will be sending:

San Angelo National

With most art museums being closed in the United States due to the virus, many are having their exhibitions online. This year is the 23rd Annual National Ceramics Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, located in San Angelo, TX. Held every two years, this is an outstanding juried show, and it is my pleasure to be exhibiting there once again. The show runs April 17th - September 6th, 2020.  The show can be viewed here: http://www.samfa.org   These are my two wood fired kurinuki vessels that are being shown.



Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sculpture National

This wood fired piece is being exhibited in “Clay Center Sculpture National”, April 3 – 25, 2020, at The Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70125.

Vertical Hanaire

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

British Sake Association

The link to a very well written article on the British Sake Association's blog regarding the sake vessels exhibition I curated for The Stratford Gallery last November.