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Ancient Earth Pottery @InkStone Gallery

Ancient Earth Pottery @InkStone Gallery

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

Contemplating the bowl,
it is possible to see the
interdependent elements
which give rise to the bowl.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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“Petrified Wood” bowl

This bowl incorporates a new interior surface, using a number of slips and a special glaze, which approximates the appearance of petrified wood.


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Bend, don’t break!

Bend, don't break!

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.


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Large Turquoise Platter with underpainting

Large Turquoise Platter with underpainting


Carolina Birds Yunomi: Cardinal

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Carolina Birds Yunomi: Barred Owl

Barred Owl Yunomi

one of the Carolina Birds yunomi series – gas fired in reduction, mishima, engobes


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Carolina Marsh Platter

Carolina Marsh Platter

just imagine this big platter (21″) filled with beautiful soft-shell crabs, ready for eating


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Triangular Mizusashi

Triangular Mizusashi

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


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Carolina Birds Yunomi: Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee Yunomi

Yunomi? Japanese for everyday cup. Think coffee, tea, wine, juice, or your favorite beverage, hot or cold.


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a moment of focus

a moment of focus

sometimes all you need is one bloom (and a great little wall to support and water it).


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Three Tornadic Vases

Three Tornadic Vases

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.


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Don’t you love platters?

Don't you love platters?


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Shino Sweet Little Bags fresh from the kiln

Shino Sweet Little Bags fresh from the kiln


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Flowers dance in a Shino Sweet Little Bag Vase

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