Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Inspired by the textured surfaces of some of the work of Kim Sacks (see my blog post on our group show) Kazuhiro Katase, Takayama Dai I have been experimenting with textures on the outside of glazed bowls so that they will still be utilitarian, and then, inspired by Lao Tzu (570-490 BC), this poem...

“We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.”

1 comment:

Patricia G said...

I like the contrast of glazed interior and textured exterior. Also the edges.
I'm reminded of oyster shells.