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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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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Brooklyn Museum Fine Craft Show comes to an end

The show was a great success! It was great to be showing my work amongst so many incredible artists. Aside from seeing old and new friends, I was also interviewed by ICNTV network. I was not prepared to talk about pottery in Mandarin, so I did it in English! Thank you to all who came and who adopted the monsters. Back to the studio! ...

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