Hand Thrown Pottery
My true calling....what I would give to get my hands into a nice buttery batch of Bisbee's Porcelain....
Reitz and Voulkos. Thanks to my 1st Ceramics Professor, Rick St. John (aka Buffalo), I got the chance of a lifetime and attended a master class with a Pete Voulkas at the Bemis in Omaha, NE. Also, Rick brought Don Reitz to WSU as a guest artist several years back so I got to spend an entire weekend with Mr. Reitz!!! Really were the best days, ever! ♡
Great Potter, Bernard Leach ~It was in Japan that Leach began potting under the direction of Shigekichi Urano (Kenzan VI) and befriended a young potter named Shoji Hamada. With Hamada, he set up the Leach Pottery at St. Ives, Cornwall in 1920, including the construction of a traditional Japanese wood burning kiln. The two of them promoted pottery as a combination of Western and Eastern arts and philosophies. In their work they focused on traditional Korean, Japanese and Chinese pottery.....