I would like to thank everyone who made the trip out to my studio sale. I hope that all are satisfied with their purchases and that it will give enjoyment throughout the years.
This spring I fired both kilns, Falstaff and the anagama, Cave Light. I’m happy to report that both firings were successful. No Autumn firing this year, presently I am preparing wood for the Autumn 2014 kamataki, as most of you know the wood needs to be seasoned a year. I will fire the nobori gama again this coming spring.
Two Iga Vases I was pleased with from the spring anagama.
And a Iga sake cup that is my finest.
This summer I had fun placing several boulders, building a stone wall and constructing a fence out of pine saplings enhancing our living and working environment. There are a dozen boulders now scattered around the studio and home.
The studio is always open for visitors but a good idea to contact me before coming to make certain I will be here. I’d be more than happy to share tea and show you around.
My work will be on exhibit at the Art & Science Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, American Alliance of Museums, an accredited museum. Soft opening, November 21st. Opening Reception: February 20, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00. The exhibition will run through March. I look forward in seeing you at the reception and hope that many of you will come and experience the exhibition “Glazed with Fire: Ceramics by Joe Bruhin” of natural ash glazed ceramics… http://www.ArtsScienceCenter.org
I’ve been included in a new wood-fired ceramic book, I think many of you will find this exciting art medium most interesting. You can purchase Wood-Fired Ceramics, 100 Contemporary Artists at http://schifferbooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&cPath=956_194_221&products_id=5382 ….or Amazon which has the best price, $40.00.
I would like to introduce to you my darling friend, beloved companion and adorable wife, Criselda. We were married February 2013……. thank you dearest for accepting me and coming into my life, it gives me such joy in loving you.