Here are some of the other displays from the show:
First shown is Reid Ozaki, he put together a very nice display with plants from his garden and yard.
Next two are Matt Allison, I wish I had Matt’s technical skill…
Here is Sequoia Miller’s display, very nice work. Reminds me of Michael Hagedorn’s work. Michael stopped making pots some time ago in favor of becoming a Bonsai artist.
Like Matt, Sequoia’s work shows a great deal of precision and mastery of his materials.
Here is Ken Pincus’ display. I had other pics but for some reason they turned out blurry. Lots of yummy biidoro ash drips in Ken’s display. Ken and I’s lives are similar on so many fronts, it is almost distrubing 😉
This is Steve Sauer’s display. Steve obviously doesn’t have problems with back pain. He had the largest pieces in the show overall. I really liked his large platters, hikidashi work, and flower arranging vessels resembling boulders and mountains.
Hank Murrow is next with his lovely American shinos. Hank is the reason I was in the show this year, he was kind enough to pass along my request for an application, and introduced me to the people running the show. The afternoon of the show, Hank, Ken, John Fairman (the gallery owner) and I shared a few bowls of tea prior to the festivities. As we passed the bowls around oohing and aahing (about the tea and the bowls, Hank brought out a beautiful shino for the occasion), John made the hilarious observation that had this been 30 years ago, we probably would have been passing around a joint, and hadn’t times changed?