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

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