Green Flash Casseroles
Other Lidded Work
White Stoneware, Soda Fired, made in Japan
Green Flash Cups
|Water, rock, cloud-dappled blue sky.|
|Majestic peaks and valleys|
|Colorado's impressive natural beauty is an ideal setting in which to immerse oneself in creativity.|
|Even the bears want to be potters, as this one approached the studio.|
|It's an honor to learn from Japanese master potter and living national treasure, Takashi Nakazato, a 13th generation potter, as he demonstrates his impressive, well-honed techniques.|
|With only a dusting of snow on the mountains, people store their skis until winter, or|
|find other uses for them in the off-season.|
Learning from Tara Wilson, who is attaching a handle to her finely crafted and elegant pitcher.
|Delighting in first sightings of work in the just fired soda kiln.|
|Enjoying a local farmer's market.|
|Back at work on the potter's wheel in the studio.|
|Nature's bounty of mountains, sun, sky, and aspen trees enrich each day, and truly inspired my work.|
|Forms, such as these cups, echo the natural contours and undulations of the environment around me.|
|The glaze hues, and rich soda-firing hint at the earthy tones outside the studio.|
|Bowls ready to be fired.|
|Tara Wilson loading her pitchers in the wood kiln.|
|Stoking the wood fire, a three-day process.|
|Some of Vicki's finished work.|
|Finished cups, mirroring the rugged yet serene landscape surrounding me as I worked in Colorado.|
|Vicki carving a porcelain vase in Korea.|
|Vicki "throwing" a porcelain vase on the potter's wheel.|
Working with clay is exciting with its limitless possibilities.
Vicki creating a teapot spout on the potter's wheel.
I love to combine working on the wheel with enhancing by hand.
Wheel-made bowls and cups transformed by hand, drying outside a studio in Japan.