Brooklyn Museum Fine Craft Show

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:

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 can visit the new Rodin exhibit and other Brooklyn museum exhibits with your ticket) and support a local small business (me). I would be very happy to see you.



Starry Night hanging tile

Starry Night


Glacier Hanging Vase


And you can order tickets online for a $2 discount here: 


Please mark your calendars, and if you are out of town or not able to stop by to say hi, please forward the information to any friends who might enjoy the work.  I will also be finishing out the year in Boston at Craft Boston Holiday, at the Hynes Convention Center on December 15th-17th. This is my second year at Craft Boston.  In case you are in that area or have friends who are, I would be very happy to see you and your friends in Boston.



“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 I scored the surface.  The body of the vase is slightly asymmetrical, as all our bodies are, and the shoulder slumps just slightly to one side.  Yet the neck stands high,  smooth and proud to hold the cherry blossoms of seasons past.  In this piece, the beauty is most definitely in its imperfection.
(Six day anagama wood firing. No glaze. Medium-sized, but quite full.  Approximately 10 inches high, 9 inches in diameter)

Brooklyn Museum Fine Craft Show comes to an end

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!