Chris Nielsen, Northwest Ceramics

Saturday, April 24, 2010 8:36 AM

April 24 - May 15




Chris Nielsen first studied ceramics with Claude Horan, founder of the ceramics department at the University of Hawaii, who grounded him in form and the arts-and-crafts philosophy of the English potter Bernard Leach.  Nielsen works to perfect an expression of classicism with functional pottery featuring simple designs and natural materials.  Brushed slip, celadons, and iron and ash glazes have a muted quality that complement a clean, fine line- a swelling vase or a welcoming bowl.

Toshi Asai

Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:28 PM


More from Toshi Asai through February.

John Dix Ceramic Artist from Japan

Friday, January 22, 2010 10:26 PM

January 28 - February 14, 2010



John Dix is a Bizen trained ceramic artist living in Kobe, Japan. The Shoreline Community College Clay Department is bringing John Dix to the Northwest to teach a workshop in February 2010.     John is a potter who has been living and working in Sasayama for over 20 years,  and has had numerous shows throughout Japan.   He has had work published in the Japan Times, Ceramics Art and Perception, and with his most recent article in Ceramics Monthly (November 2009), has become increasingly sought after for his workshops and lectures.

Toshi Asai "Sakka Series I"

Sunday, November 08, 2009 10:33 PM

November 7 - 30



Toshi Asai,
Born in Nagoya, Japan, Toshi Asai graduated from University of Washington with a B.S. in Physics and a B.F.A. in Painting in 2003. She currently works and lives in Seattle.

 ”Sakka Series I (Famous Japanese Writers)” features 2D works of important and significant modern Japanese writers. These authors shaped Toshi’s knowledge of literature in her early years and still hold a special place in her practice and mindset today.

HiiH Sculptural Lighting

Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:37 PM

October 17 - November 15, 2009



HiiH - say it “Hi Hi”
Based in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon, HiiH creates handmade lighting for residential and commercial applications throughout the country. Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates specialize in artisanal papermaking and original handcrafted lamps, lanterns, light sculptures, and distinctive lighting solutions of all kinds.  Designs encompass sconces, ceiling fixtures, table lamps, standing lamps, pendants, chandeliers - and beyond, to include other furnishings such as screens.