Ancient Earth Pottery has a grand mini-show at InkStone Gallery through the end of the year 2012! Fun big platters have a variety of surfaces, from subtle and elegant to whimsical animals in brushwork.
(Ed note: Unfortunately, InkStone Gallery is no more, having closed in April 2014.)
Contemplating the bowl,
it is possible to see the
which give rise to the bowl.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
This bowl incorporates a new interior surface, using a number of slips and a special glaze, which approximates the appearance of petrified wood.
Actually, big platters do break when one bends them, but the wisdom of bamboo is that bamboo generally bends instead of breaking. This large platter celebrates this gift – and offers it to special friends.
one of the Carolina Birds yunomi series – gas fired in reduction, mishima, engobes
just imagine this big platter (21″) filled with beautiful soft-shell crabs, ready for eating
a Mizusashi is a water container used in the tea ceremony • this rough box is now in a private collection, but I miss seeing the warmth and variation of the shino surface on this piece • fired not in wood, but in gas reduction
Yunomi? Japanese for everyday cup. Think coffee, tea, wine, juice, or your favorite beverage, hot or cold.
sometimes all you need is one bloom (and a great little wall to support and water it).
One evening in spring of 2011, after several days of travel and work through tornado-torn East Carolina, I sat down at the wheel and just let my hands process the week. This produced these three vase meditations upon the astonishingly damaging forces whose results I had witnessed. Clockwise from lower right: Expulsion, Collapse, Shredded. Heavy, heavy bases in a classic reduction teadust glaze made extra dusty (lots of fine yellow crystals) for the occasion.