Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tim Rowan Exhibition "Continuity " 10/3 -10/5

Tim Rowan
- Continuity -

October 3rd Fri.  – October 5th Sun.
Artist Reception October 3rd Fri. 6pm-8pm

We are pleased to announce that Sara Japanese Pottery will present the seventh in a series of event to celebrate our 25th years anniversary.
The artist, Tim Rowan, who’s stalwart designs inspired by natural clay and rock, says,

“I start with a particular shape, usually derived from some industrial relic. Then I begin working. A connection develops with the material and process and, at the best of times, I am no longer directing but responding to some sort of inner feeling or drive. In a sense it then is a spiritual practice and the material and process become irrelevant. The forms could be anything but they resonate a certain power that gives the work strength.”
 –Tim Rowan

The event is Tim Rowan’s first solo exhibition at Sara Japanese Pottery. We present his newest works to you with great pleasure and excitement.

* Open Hour *
October 3rd, Fri.  10 am - 8 pm   Artist Reception  6pm - 8pm
October 4th, Sat. 12 pm - 6 pm
October 5th, Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm

 Tim Rowan was born in 1967 in New York City and grew up in Connecticut along the shore of Long Island Sound.  His art education began during college, receiving a BFA from The State University of New York at New Paltz before journeying to Japan for 2 years to apprentice with ceramic artist Ryuichi Kakurezaki. Upon his return he worked briefly in studios in Massachusetts and New York before receiving his MFA from The Pennsylvania State University.  

He established his kiln and studio deep in the woods of the Hudson Valley in 2000, where he lives with his wife and son. He has worked as an artist-in-residence at several studios, including the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME, and the Fuping Ceramic Art Village, Shaanxi Provence, China. His works are are seen internationally in solo and group exhibitions and in museum collections, including the Currier Art Museum in Manchester, NH, and the Fuller Craft Museum, in Brockton, MA. Most recently, Tim was awarded the prestigious Janet Mansfield Ceramic Award from the International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association, 2013.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Murrini Glass by Fujiko Enami

Enami Fujiko is murrini glass artist in Japan.

She is working at Ushio Studio in Miura with her husband Ushio Konishi who #1 artist for lace glass technique in Japan.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TONIGHT Opening : Hanako Nakazato Exhibition 9/3-9/6

Hanako Nakazato
- Migration -
September 3rd Wed. – 6th Sat.
Artist Reception TONIGHT 6pm-8pm
Sara Japanese Pottery will present an exhibition of new ceramic work by Hanako Nakazao as the sixth in a series of events to celebrate our 25th years anniversary.
This exhibition will feature side-by-side works made in both of her studios, one in Karatsu, Japan and the other in Union, Maine. Like a migrating bird, Nakazato travels and works each year in two different countries. This regular shift between her native culture in Japan and her adopted culture in the USA infuses her work with elements at once familiar and foreign. The exhibition runs September 3, 2014 through September 6, 2014.
An opening reception will be held TONIGHT from 6-8pm.
A 14th generation potter from Japan, Hanako’s technique and philosophy are rooted in the ceramic traditions of Karatsu, Japan. But years spent living in the West has influenced her shapes and surfaces. She makes a wide variety of simple functional forms. Her work is carried in many galleries and shops throughout Japan and the US.
Nakazato expresses her philosophy as a potter saying, “Every day is different. Just like you change what you wear based on different seasons, occasions and your mood, I hope you enjoy the changes in everyday life through how you use pottery.”
* Open Hours *
September 3rd 10am-8pm
September 4th 10am-7pm
September 5th 10am-7pm
September 6th 12am-6pm