New Directions November 2013
Jun Kaneko was one of my teachers when I studied ceramics at the University of New Hampshire. His influence on me was profound. These sculptural pots are inspired by the dangos he was working on when I studied with him.
I mask the pots with tape to create the white portions of the design and apply black stain. When it’s dry I remove the tape and apply a clear glaze, so the surfaces of these pieces are very different from my saggar- and pit-fired work.
I plan to make more of these. We’ll just have to see what develops.