Sake Sippers & The Three Wisdoms of Tao

Start with the Wikipedia page and then dig as deep as you want into the significance of the The Pure Ones of Taoism. I know I'm mixing cultural references by calling these Sake cups, but they just didn't feel like they fit into my tea bowl work. There is something far purer about these. It … Continue reading Sake Sippers & The Three Wisdoms of Tao

A Gift of the Kiln Gods #2

Details: Pinch Pots construction; Terracotta clay body; Cone 04 electric firing; Average height/width - 5 to 10 cms.  Inquiries & comments on technique and/or availability welcome here. More to come... 

A Bounty of Bowls – Gifts of the kiln gods

This past year in ceramics has been awesome and challenging. Awesome, because I have been able to get back into my ceramics and explore a little. Challenging because I realized that I was more experimental when I had my own studio space and not challenged by the constraints of the school settings. No one has … Continue reading A Bounty of Bowls – Gifts of the kiln gods

Emerald Vessel – The Accretion Bowl

After planing, cutting, and assembling larger slab-build pieces, I am often left with cut-offs of slabs. In past pieces, I would build abstract shapes from the ground up and allow whatever shape to develop. In this case, I was working with a teacher-directed prompt of making accretion pieces, combined with the desire to make a … Continue reading Emerald Vessel – The Accretion Bowl

Transformations With Life #12 – The Island

During my walk this morning, I deviated through a buggy and bushy field. I came across this tenacious little tree growing in a dry patch. It looked like an island of life in the sea of dead grass. They it hit me that it could be even more of an island. I decided to combine … Continue reading Transformations With Life #12 – The Island

What is your favourite form of ceramic art?

I'm doing a research paper for my Art History class and would love some public answers to this question.

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #183 – Paper-Thin 09-012

Paper-Thin 09-012:  The History: Share what you see and continue the story. This series was a challenge I gave myself to see how thin I could make the clay before it cracked. It was a great learning experience with various materials. How to slow-dry the clay, when to add engobes, how to handle it before … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #183 – Paper-Thin 09-012

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #177 – Paper-Thin 09-018

Paper-Thin 09-018: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. This series was a challenge I gave myself to see how thin I could make the clay before it cracked... It was a great learning experience with various materials. How to slow-dry the clay, when to add engobes, how to handle it before … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #177 – Paper-Thin 09-018