Clearance for Landing

Exhibition ‘LAND’ in Kyoto is more than half complete.  Aside from introducing my work to Japan, the exhibition has provided a great opportunity to practice my Japanese. Like my ceramics, it is a work in progress. Kyoto is a city steeped in craft tradition and ceramics are taken seriously.  This reality placed added pressure in preparing for ‘LAND’. I am pleased to say the work has been well received.  The images below show small, lidded porcelains that are exhibited individually along the perimeter of the main gallery space (see last week’s post This should give you a better sense of what they are all about. Tools from the Japanese tea ceremony inspired these works, and their forms provided a perfect canvas to explore new surface treatments, including blue and black porcelain inlay, along with gold and platinum.