Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BEAUTY: Ceramics--James Lovera

Legendary ceramicist James Lovera has been working in his chosen medium since the 1940s, and his work is included in some of the most prestigious collections in the world including the Smithsonian. He is best known for his crater or lava glazes which cover the surface of his bowls and vases with small pits and holes. I love his bowls because they remind me of the kind of exquisite Japanese tea bowls used in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. They both celebrate the material, the role of chance in the firing process, and the concept of wabi-sabi, or the admiration of the imperfection of natural objects.

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