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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"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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