Look ma. No hands!

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3D printing is the hot new thing in manufacturing, making everything from simple tools to guns to body parts. I’m not surprised to see that it has found its way to pottery. Some will see it as the wave of … Continued

another hero

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Speaking of heroes, I found this ten minute slide show of  Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) work. I love his stuff. click here (you might want to mute the techno pop music).

heroes

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In my artist statement I list David Leach, Rosanjin, George Ohr, and Ken Price as my potter heroes.  I picked these guys out of the hundreds of thousands of potters throughout history to express a range of styles that influence … Continued

Great Gruene Weekend

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Good times were had by all at the 21st annual Texas Clay Festival. Good weather, good crowd, good work, good sales. that’s a lot ‘o good. My new work got great reviews from both the public and my fellow artists. … Continued

Ogata Kenzan

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Another of my potter heroes, Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) was a master of both clay and the brush. He had to build kilns and make pots at three different sites before he was able to make a go of it. Sound … Continued

Serendipity

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Found this picture of me right next to a drawing of Rosanjin (one of my pottery heroes) and some of his pots. Really interesting guy. Here’s a link to his bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanjin Rosanjin or “the Art of the Eye” Yoshitomo Kajikawa … Continued

Busy busy

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No time to chat. I am busy in the studio getting pots made for the Dirt Dauber Festival. Will post some photos soon.

Great Bowls Afire

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 “Life is a bowl of cherries.” Saw this article posted on Facebook this morning. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/garden/finally-the-bowl-gets-its-due.html?pagewanted=all Bowls are an abstraction of cupped hands. In the article the author asks,”What … is to be expected from something defined largely by the void at … Continued