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These two pieces will be in Spectra: A Survey of American Contemporary Wood Fired Ceramics at Morean Center for Clay. Curated by Seth Charles, this invitational exhibition will run December 5th, 2017 through January 30th, 2018. Exhibiting artists are: Peter Callas, Seth Charles, Linda Christianson, Trevor Dunn, Perry Haas, Stephen Heywood, Mitch Iburg, Bob Kirk, Lucien Koonce, Heidi Kreitchet, George McCauley, Dan Murphy, Ted Neal, Patrick Rademaker, Stephen Robison, Tim Rowan, Akira Satake, Matt Schiemann, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, Lars Voltz, and
Tara Wilson.

Best in Show

This wood fired tea bowl was awarded Best in Show in Shino Splendor, District Clay Gallery, Washington, DC, an exhibition dedicated to showing the diversity of Shino glazes.  It will travel to the Japanese Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC, for a short engagement, running October 31st - November 09th. Afterwards it will return to the District Clay Gallery until the show's closing on November 26th, 2017.


Honorable Mention

It is an honor to have been awarded an Honorable Mention for my chawan in the Workhouse Clay International 2017 exhibition. Given the incredible quality and diversity of work in this show, as well as knowing the extremely high aesthetics bar that juror Chris Gustin sets, I am very humbled. There were only five awards given (Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and two Honorable Mentions), and its such a pleasure to have received one. This is the piece that was awarded, and was the only functional piece of the five...

Shino Splendor

This wood fired kurinuki tea bowl..."Chawan with Hobo Signs"... will be shown in Shino Splendor, an exhibition showcasing the beauty and complexity of Shino glazes. It will be held at District Clay Gallery, located in Washington, DC, from October 27th through November 26th, 2017.


Its always a pleasure to get a bit of ​exposure in Ceramics Monthly magazine. My tea bowl (image #1) was in the Workhouse Clay International. This from the October 2017 issue, page 14, "exposure"...


These two wood fired pieces were recently selected for inclusion in "CONDUCTIVITY: The Many Faces of Copper in Ceramics", being held at Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN, from September 1st - 30th, 2017.

Australian Woodfire Exhibition

These three pieces were exhibited in "Journey With Wood Fired Pottery: A Collector's International Collection", Cooroy Scout Hall, Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. This exhibition was part of the recent Australian Woodfire Ceramics Conference, and is a portion of the extensive collection belonging to Gunter Schwarz of Germany.

The Art of Utility

This woodfired sake cup will be exhibited in "The Art of Utility", Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO, August 4th - 25th, 2017.



The following four pieces will be in Charlie Cummings Gallery's upcoming invitational, "Woodfireworks". This exhibition runs from July 1st through July 28th, 2017.


Workhouse Clay International

These two wood fired pieces were recently selected for inclusion in "Workhouse Clay International 2017", being held at the Workhouse Arts Center, located in Lorton, VA, from August 12th through October 08th, 2017. There will be an opening reception on August 12th from 6:00-8:00 pm. 


4th National Clay and Glass Biennial

This wood fired vase was recently selected for exhibition in the "4th National Clay and Glass Biennial", which will be held at the Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA, July 22nd - September 15th, 2017.


This is a shot of Mark Errol and Glen Josey, with news anchor Karla Heath-Sands, in the studio of WALB-TV for a promotional taping regarding the upcoming exhibition at Plough Gallery, in Tifton, GA, entitled "TEA: The Ritual and The Art". In conjunction with this international teapot and tea bowl exhibit, there will be an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, which will be presented by The Japan America Society of Georgia.

My shino chawan is in the foreground, with its wooden box behind. 


Functional Relationships

These three wood fired sake vessels were recently selected for exhibition in "Functional Relationships", which showcases groups of functional objects that have visual or utilitarian harmony.  This show will be held at New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, 506 Main Street, New Harmony, IN, from April 15th - May 27th, 2017.

Off Center

This wood fired Bud Vase was recently chosen to be part of an international ceramic art exhibition, "Off Center". It will be held in the Coker Gallery at Blue Line Arts, from April 14th - May 27th, 2017. BLA is located at 405 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA.
To see a slide show of the 61 works chosen by Sandy Simon and Robert Brady, click on the news heading Off Center above.

Ceramic Innovations

The following wood fired vases were recently selected for inclusion in "Ceramic Innovations", being held at the Wayne Art Center, April 1st - April 29th, 2017. An opening reception will be held on April 1st from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. WAC is located at 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA.
The catalog for this exhibition cam be viewed by clicking on the news heading Ceramics Innovations above.


The following two wood fired pieces were recently selected for inclusion in "SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show". This exhibition is being hosted by the Savannah Clay Community, and will be held at Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull Street, Savannah, GA. The show runs from February 17th through the 25th, with an opening reception on February 17th from 7-9 pm.


These wood fired chawan will be exhibited in Plough Gallery's "TEA: The Ritual and the Art" this spring, from April 15th - June 1st, in conjunction with The Japan-America Society of Georgia and the Georgia Museum of Agriculture. The show opens April 15th, with a reception from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the gallery, and a formal tea ceremony, being held at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, immediately following at 6:00 PM. Plough Gallery is located at 1203 College Avenue, N., Tifton, GA.
Pieces in the exhibition can be seen by clicking on the news heading TEA above.

Vessels: Interpretations and Iterations

These two kurinuki wood fired pieces were selected for exhibition in "Vessels: Interpretations and Iterations", being held at MANTLE Gallery, 506 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY, from February 1st - 28th.


Ceramics Monthly Article

It is a pleasure to be represented in Anthony Merino's article regarding April, 2016's sake vessels exhibition at Lacoste Gallery, curated by Jeff Shapiro. This article appears in the February 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pgs. 52 - 55. Left to right: Lisa Hammond, myself, and Ryuichi Kakurezaki. This article can be viewed online by clicking on the News Heading above.