American Raku pottery is a unique and magical form of pottery where the glowing hot vessel or sculpture is pulled from the kiln and placed in combustibles in a metal container. The can is then covered, smothering the flames. The results are always serendipitous and each pottery piece is truly one of a kind! I have been focusing on Raku pottery exclusively for over 30 years and during that time have created a style which is genuinely distinct.
My ceramics have been featured in various publications and have been represented by galleries and museums nationwide. I was recently chosen for the WNC Design Guide as part of a collection of curated artists from in and around Western North Carolina. I continue to derive great pleasure in developing new glazes and consequently a new look for my ceramics art. My Raku pottery gallery features my current body of work. Contact me about availability and pricing, or visit my studio located in the beautiful mountains near Asheville, North Carolina by appointment. My studio is open 3 times a year, including a “kiln opening” event in the summer and semi-annually as part of the Weaverville Art Safari: 2015 dates are May 2nd & 3rd, and October 24th & 25th.
Watch a video of me during a recent workshop…