Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vallauris, France

One of 50 selected by the Vallauris Institute of the Arts, France.
The juried exhibition, URNE, is now showing at C K’OMSA Gallery.

'In Between the Stars'
My inspiration is found within nature and in the beauty of our mystery.
For the project of an 'urn' I imagined this vessel as a house. A house amongst the stars, in which the inside is bigger than the outside.
This is a continuation in a series of works I call, 'Polka Dot Skies'.
We are all dots connecting the universe.

Germany: 'Keramik und Tee'

My chawan are in the Ceramic and Tea Exhibition at the ceramic museum,
Keramikmuseum Westerwald in Germany.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

returned home

An incredible family reunion,
good friends......
Big Sky.



NE Kansas

Thursday, April 9, 2015

shocking pink!

April snow on the peach blossoms

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Prayers to our Suijin-sama(Water Goddess).
Our neighborhood. On a cliff above the Naka River

Sunday, March 1, 2015

good results!

'Celestial Witness'
2nd chamber, near center, Hamada Shoji Mashiko Noborigama, (first firing in 40 years), -One Kiln for Mashiko Potters 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hamada Shoji noborigama

 Today I had the gratifying experience of loading my ceramics into Hamada Shoji's noborigama.
Hamada's last firing of this kiln was 40 years ago.
While admiring the other local potter members going about loading their own works for this project I considered the history, the kiln's long dormancy since Hamada's passing, and the momentum of the rebuilding since the destruction by the massive earthquake.
I watched how relaxed his grandson Tomoo was going about doing his own works, challenging himself while in charge of such a grand event. A great pleasure indeed.
Today I enjoyed myself witnessing a wonderful thing happen, and had a good time in it.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015



Kilauea<> Jimie's home was 10 minutes from the volcano crater rim.
Late nights..billions of stars..sounds of fire fury..nobody but us..

new land. rainbow lava.

happy-magic Hawaiin Tea

Nice times with our friend Jimie Ramos, ceramic artist in Hawaii.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Very grateful for all in 2014.
Thank you!

今年もよろしくお願いします !

Sunday, December 28, 2014