Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kaga Kutani- Next Generation of Porcelain Paintings-

Sara Japanese Pottery & Gallery Hagi Present

『加賀 九谷 Kaga-Kutani
Next Generation of Porcelain Paintings
Exhibition and Demonstration

At Sara Japanese Pottery Oct. 9th to 13th 2010

Kaga Kutani is a traditional pottery style dating back 350 years. At Sara Japanese Pottery, we will be featuring the new generation of the Kaga Kutani artists and their pieces. There will also be a demonstration by the artists at 3 locations; Sara Japanese Pottery, Mugi Studio, and Tougeikyoshitsu. Please contact Naoki at Sara Japanese Pottery for more information.
Please join us to experience the universe of breathtakingly intricate brush strokes by the Kaga Kutani artists.

Please join us for the Artist Reception on Saturday, October 9th , 2010, 6-8 pm

Naoto Ikeshima and Ruri Takeuchi will demonstrate their porcelain painting techniques.

Also featuring Sake Tasting presented by KANO SYUZOU CO., LTD. (Jo-Kigen), Ichishima Sake Brewery Inc. (Ichishima)

We will be open on Sunday for this special event.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thank you for coming !! Opening reception of Mike Weber Show!

Sep. 11th was one of the Busiest Saturday's for New Yorker's I believe.

With the end of summer, being the day right after the holidays, Tennis match and Mike Weber Show@ Sara Japanese Pottery!!

During the daytime we were having such a calm and relaxing mood on upper east side.Some of Mike's big fans came to talk.

Then around 6 pm when reception started a lot of people came to the show to talk with Mike!!

Thank you very much for coming by everyone.

We had a good time!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mike Weber-Sculpture and Vessel-2010

Mike Weber is going to come to New York from his deep forest in Wisconsin tomorrow.
It is so exiting to see him once a while.

Mike Weber -Sculpture and Vessel-

Mike Weber has a very unique career of spanning over 40 years.

The first 20 years was spent creating and showing colorful sculptures together with the students of Spanish artist Miro. Then came the next 20 years, where he suddenly turned his focus to Japanese influenced bowls. Mike Weber Sculpture and Vessel show, taking place at Sara Japanese Pottery on Lexington Avenue, will focus on this second half of his great career through his most recent works.

Since building a small Anagama kiln at the recommendation of Shiro Tsujimura, Mike's works have flourished into a whole new level. Mike only uses red pine wood from start to finish for his firings, perhaps this is the secret to the unbelievable results of his works.

Mike once told me, " I'd rather use clay that's like a wild horse, difficult and hard to handle, rather than using refined clay. The wild horse spinning on the wheel results in the clay shaping itself naturally. " You will see this natural side of Mike in his works.

Mike will be at Sara Japanese Pottery for the Artist Reception on September 11th, and will be stopping by the store on the 12th and the 13th. Please come by to meet Mike in person, you are sure to have a wonderful moment with an artist with a fabulous personality.

Show Schedule: September 11th (Saturday) 12:00 ~ 20:00

September 12th (Sunday) 12:00 ~ 18:00

September 13th (Monday) 11:00 ~ 19:00

Artist Reception: September 11th (Saturday) 18:00 ~ 20:00

The reception will feature Dassai sake from Asahishuzo.

Address: 950 Lexington Avenue (between 69th and 70th) @ Sara Japanese Pottery