Belle Chalice

CraftBoston 2017

My last show of the year, CraftBoston, is around the corner. I will be previewing a new cup - "Belle" - inspired by the original CHALICE series, an interactive installation of 100 vessels which was on display at the NARS Gallery in New York as part of the 2012 Locating the Sacred Festival.  The audience was encouraged to take the vessels off their pedestals, feel them and even drink tea out of them. This series is porcelain and celadon, with a Chinese-style under-painting.  These will be part of the member preview as well. Belle, and a selection of new woodfired pieces, will...

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Frost. Wild Clay

Brooklyn Museum Fine Craft Show

It's that time of year again. I will be participating in the Brooklyn Museum Fine Craft Show for the fourth year, coming up this weekend, on November 18th and 19th. This year, I am honored to be selected as the featured artist in this little article on the show:  https://patch.com/new-york/fortgreene/potter-ming-yuen-schat-exhibit-american-fine-craft-show. I will be bringing all wood-fired work that was recently fired, including some new gold-foil Broken Platters (wall pieces) and this showcase vase, which is 19" high and 15" wide (obviously doesn't look that big in the picture).  I’m hoping that you will be in the mood to venture out, see some beautiful things (you...

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"Snake" food fired tray peeking out behind three Chalice cups

Material Matters Exhibition: Inovations in Clay, Glass, Wood & Metal

Material Matters   National Juried Exhibition September 23- October 15, 2017   Juried by Lillian Tone Assistant curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art   Come join me at the opening reception: Saturday, September 23, 2017- 1-6 PM 480 Van Brunt Street, Door #7, Red Hook, Brooklyn Entrance from canal side...

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Gordon Fine Arts Gallery

This holiday season you can find a selection of colorful monsters at the Gordon Fine Arts Gallery in Stamford Connecticut, which opened last week.   In addition to a selection of items from the Chalice and Elemental collections, the Gordon grouping includes two Sanctuary vases, and two other large vases, including Rushing Water: RUSHING WATER – Fired on its side in a wood-fired kiln (noborigama) for two days, the main feature of this vase is the fluctuating blue rivulets that run sideways through the throw rings as the glaze runs with gravity in the kiln. The ash that fell on the “top” of...

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Sabi

"The past remains hidden in the clouds of memory." - Matsuo Bashō, Narrow Road to the Interior   The "sabi" in wabi sabi means something different when used alone.  It evokes the quality of age, and the beauty of an aged thing. Also a sense of aloneness, and solitude.  This vase, fired in the Peters Valley anagama with master potter Shiro Otani, perfectly evokes that feeling for me.   Shiro encouraged me to work without glaze, preferring a quiet surface adorned only by the ash glaze of the kiln.  When I created this classic shape, I was interested in a sense of the ancient, so...

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Wood firing @ Peters Valley Anagama 2016

FEEDING THE DRAGON Today's New Jersey Herald published another story in the series about our latest firing of the anagama kiln at Peters Valley with master potter, Shiro Otani.  It's a great inside look at a long process, and I am excited to be featured in it.  Take a look at what it's like to spend five days feeding the dragon.  Shiro Otani is truly a master, and in addition an incredible artist, teacher and guide.  He's also immensely generous. What a privilege to be a part of this one.  Pictures of my pieces to come as I get the pieces cleaned...

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Norwalk Art Festival this weekend

Packing up for the Norwalk Art Festival. Join us this weekend at Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT to see the new Elemental line, with a beautiful new blue/black glaze, as well as some of the other colors we brought to Lyndhurst. More bowls, and now more blossom cups (featured image). And a cup sale - perfect pastels for summer hostess gifts. Where?  In a park between two museums: http://www.gordonfinearts.org/norwalk-art-festival/ Hope to see you there! ...

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