The Fight for Balance

I get catalogs of artist shows from Pucker Gallery in Boston, including a recent stunner named “Crafted Elegance, Recent Ceramics by Yoshinori Hagiwara.” This catalog contained a review by Andrew Maske, Associate Professor of History and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky, in which he talked about balance. ” This balance between control and […]

High-Fire Stoneware Clay Body

Two things most surprising in the long road toward finding the clay body I’ve always wanted and imagined existed are the continued steepness of the learning curve of formulation, and the frustration of continuous change of materials. It is amazing how much there is to be learned about so few categories of clays. Kaolin or […]