As a young potter in the 1980s, I had the chance to go to Japan, and spent 3 years working in the studio of Yoshihiko Yoshida. It was there that I broadened my view, with chances to see old pots and to watch Yoshida working in the present. He threw on a kick-wheel, often working in series. It was always inspiring to see how freely he potted.
Now, 35 years on, I continue pottery in Oregon and am still inspired by memories of Japan. I try to organize my studio work so that I have an extended block of time to throw and trim pots, preferably 3 or 4 weeks. Working this way gives me the opportunity to work in series and relax into the forms.
In the past few years, I’ve become interested in making ovoid bowls, throwing a closed form on the wheel, trimming it, & then turning it sideways to cut in half. This usually results in 2 oval off-round bowls. In addition, I make a variety of ware for the table and vases for ikebana.
Studio visits available by appointment.
THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:
Functional, Contemporary, Traditional, Kitchen, Dining, Colorful, Earthy, Simple, Black, Blue, Brown, Ivory, Grey, White, wood-fired, producing unexpected color tones, Stoneware, Porcelain, Wood fired, Reduction, Wheel Thrown, Bottle, Bowl, Creamer, Cup, Jar, Plate, Mug, Tumbler, Vessel
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Showcase Open studio sale May 1 & 2, Pincus Pottery Studio
May 01 - May 02
10:00am - 05:00pm
Pincus Pottery Studio, 14754 NW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97231
This is a covid-safe in-person open studio sale to be held outdoors and just inside our garage.