Thursday, February 24, 2011

Flesh Pots...Iga style...

These are a few experiments I finished today...I am starting to bridge the gap between my sculpture and my is my juxtaposition of Iga-Yaki, figurative reference, and my own twisted imagination...I think I'll use coiling to make some larger pots based more on the way the flesh pinches and folds organically on obese people...sounds wierd I know but with a shino glaze these pieces should really look like flesh...
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All fired up...

Well...the better part of three weeks labor has survived bisque what the Hell am I gonna do? Time to start learning glazes...I can't wait to get them all finished...I still haven't managed to get any pics of my thrown vessels...there are a crap load...stay tuned.
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Friday, February 18, 2011


I am still quite interested in pottery forms associated with 16th & 17th century Japanese ceramics. I love the freedom of style and form certain areas of Japan had during this time period in pottery. Iga-Yaki or Iga-ware was probably the most free, abstract and sculptural...this is the beginning of a series of Iga-Yaki inspired forms...
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Infinite Potential...

Why would I post a picture of empty shelves? Because that means all of the work that was on them is being bisque fired...and that means its time to start filling them up again! Ah, the infinite possibilities...
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Joel session III

I was able to get another session in with Joel this week...I feel like a real sculptor today...
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wabi-ware II

Here are a few more pieces of the sushi set and a broad picture of the majority of the pieces. These are the soy sauce vessels and some of the chop stick rests I made. I'm thinking about adding small finger bowls for dipping soy sauce and some Miso bowls...maybe a sake set...still working on the designs...I've made this set to serve six people.
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Wabi Ware

Wabi-Sabi, is the design concept most closely associated with Japan. Its aesthetic centers around the natural imperfection of nature and chance being the focal point. With this sushi plate set I wanted to play with Wabi-sabi. I began by rolling slabs of stoneware and scattering nuts, bolts, washers and screws on the surface to create a random pattern and to provide interest and texture. I then altered the slabs and formed them over dowel rods. I'm hoping the textures will provide some interesting glaze patterns.
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First Friday Productivo

A few fun hand built pieces I made while chatting with folks at First Friday...sushi plate, flower vase and two pinched tea bowls.
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