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This thin and tall hanaire (a tea ceremony flower vase) is elegant and reminds me of koi swimming in a line. It’s very nice to arrange in—even a simple branch resting within looks very nice indeed. You can see it at the Ancient Earth Pottery show at the Dan Finch Open House this weekend! http://www.danfinch.com/openhseA.htm

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Bamboo sprig plates – all sizes

Bamboo sprig plates - all sizes

I’ve been really enjoying some plate making this year, and have not had opportunity to make as many as I’d like. These “bamboo sprig” plates are headed for my show at the Dan Finch Open House. Beautiful subtle shino and ash texture on these. Come and see them! (and get them for a song before they go to galleries!) http://www.danfinch.com/openhseA.htm


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Iga-style hanaire (tea ceremony flower vase)

Iga-style hanaire (tea ceremony flower vase)

This vase is an amazing textural beauty, from a recent anagama firing. Come and enjoy it during the Dan Finch Open House – you’ll find Ancient Earth Pottery – along with a great many other fantastic potters, awaiting you there. http://www.danfinch.com


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You want that?

You want that?

It’s sort of a zen question, given the fierce and ugly nature of the fish, isn’t it? You’ll find this great platter free of argument at the upcoming show at Dan Finch’s Open House – not to mention lots more: Sunday, November 10 from 10 to 5. More info and directions at http://www.danfinch.com


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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.)


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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.