Korean pickling jars awaiting single firing in a wood-burning tube kiln.
Wood-fired jar, approximately 20 inches in height, feldspathic Shigaraki-type clay, with decorative “lip shadow” from an adjacent pot, by Tsujimura Shiro of Japan.
In his studio, a table is arranged for comparison of thrown and faceted porcelain vases by Chris Staley of Kansas.
Wood-fired stoneware jar, glazed, approximately 29 inches in height, by Ken Ferguson.
Terra-cotta column, 7 feet in height, plus smaller stoneware sculpture and a modular doorframe, installed in the courtyard of the Sangallo Fortress in Civita Castellano (Viterbo, Italy), by Nino Caruso.
Slip-decorated red earthenware platter, 25 inches in diagonal width, clear amber glazed, by Everette Busbee.
Porcelain gourd vase and medallion platters (circa 1900-1904) by Taxile Doat, an artist-potter famous for his work at Sèvres.
Terra-cotta warrior, 8 inches in height; even after 1100 years, the maker’s fingerprints are visible on the earflares and headdress. Recent analyses of Maya ceramics have disclosed not the peaceful star-gazing culture once perceived by wishful historians, but instead a society preoccupied with blood, the supernatural and ritual sacrifice.
Texas potter Gary Hatcher realized his dream of firing “for the cost of labor” with a large, efficient, wood-burning kiln.