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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

瀬戸黒・引き出 ~Hikidashi!

sake cups & tea bowls

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Gallery Iwaki
Iwaki, Fukushima Pref., Japan

Monday, December 1, 2014

changing beauty

The leaves are leaving... & Winter time is near.
Such a beautiful time of year!
A grateful year with mountain blessings.
Warm wishes for the next...

Monday, November 17, 2014


Thank you to our Korean friends, (& Mashiko 6 Gallery friends!).
Mashiko & Korea Ceramic Exchange.
Clay nexus to our heart.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mashiko exhibition with Korean friends.

MCAA Gallery Six representing 6 Korean ceramists & 14 from Mashiko.

Stars on Nov. 1

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mungyeong, Korea

Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival
16 Century setting, Korean wood fire potters & international exchange exhibition.
Tea nexus!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Nami Island, Korea

I was honored to participate in this years Nami Island International Ceramic Festival.
Also, I had a blast!!!! It was a real fun bunch of people.
I feel so fortunate to have met such good friends/fabulous artists from all over the world.
Nami Island took such great care of us and made us all feel proud.
30 Korean ceramic artists & 20 international artists from 16 countries worked together.