Ceramics & The Titanic

James Cameron's iconic film Titanic tells a fictionalized love story set against the backdrop of the tragic 1912 voyage. However, the character of Rose, portrayed by Kate Winslet, was partially inspired by a real person: Beatrice Wood, a remarkable artist known for her ceramics. Wood's avant-garde approach to ceramics and her ability to infuse her [...]

Comparing the Roles of a Ceramic Potter and a President:

Finding Parallels in Creativity, Precision, and Communication Comparing the role of a ceramic potter to that of a President like Joe Biden may seem like a stretch at first glance, but there are some interesting parallels to consider. Firstly, both roles involve creating something new and shaping it into a desired form. For a ceramic [...]

I Made Dinosaur Platters from the Master’s Work

I know they thought I was crazy... Through my exploration of ceramic art, I have found inspiration in the theme of extinction. I had the incredible opportunity while in Shangyu, to collaborate with the pottery gurus at the Celadon Center. Their large porcelain platters were masterfully wheelthrown, but lacked a concept that spoke to me. [...]

Great Salt Lake Clay

The Great Salt Lake in Utah is known for its unique and beautiful natural features. However, recently, it has also become the source of an amazing artistic discovery. Clay from the newly exposed parts of the lake has been used to create beautiful ceramic glazes that were then used on pottery and sculpture. In this [...]

Making Porcelain Slip for Slipcasting

Slipcasting is a popular technique for creating ceramic objects. (Here are some examples of my work, which was all done in slipcast). The process involves pouring a liquid clay mixture, called slip, into a plaster mold. As the plaster absorbs the water from the slip, a solid layer of clay forms on the interior of [...]

The Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan

https://videopress.com/v/FQCnXAAQ?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Beautiful water sculpture just outside the ceramics library The Yingge Ceramics Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the art of pottery. Located in New Taipei City, Taiwan, this museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and culture of ceramics. I was fortunate to have won the Gold Prize for [...]